Here’s another sustainable home that may inspire your design senses. This home is in Queensland, Australia, near the Great Barrier Reef. It uses natural oiled timers and other low-finished materials. Like most green designs, it incorporates indoor spaces with the natural outdoor environment. It also was rainwater tanks, solar hot water & electrical panels and a passive energy efficient design.
See more images here from Freshome: http://freshome.com/2012/02/04/sustainable-home-with-unique-design-features-near-the-great-barrier-reef/
Here’s a great green home idea in Vietnam that uses the wall garden. See more pictures and architectural plans from Freshome here: http://freshome.com/2012/02/03/originally-designed-family-residence-in-vietnam-displaying-green-facades/
One of the interesting design elements in sustainable homes is the green wall. It’s basically a vertical wall rigged up to hold plants. In the green home we featured pots with hooks were attached to a wall.
Green walls looks nice, the cool the house, provide some shade, and increase the C02 processing in the environment. It’s also a great idea if you live in tight urban environment and don’t have space for a garden.