Issues about global warming are continuously become the hottest subject to talk about. Campaign that purposively ask people to concern more about environment also never stops. So does the idea to create an eco-friendly housing are keep going, that creativity in this field developes gradually. Architects and designer are competing to show their wildest thought to keep the earth green.
That feeling of competitiveness in order to contribute for environment apparently motivates the team of Simon Winstanley Architects to create this project, The Houl. Royal Institute of British Architecture awarded this project in 2011, also couple of other awards. It seems that this project really draw a lot of attention from the world. The Houl itself was built at Scotland based on the “An Energy Conscious Design” theme brought by the team. Once you saw the pictures, you will understand why this project is worth published.
The Houl was made by environment friendly material and concerns a lot about energy consumption. Inside and otside the house, hardwood are used for the floor meanwhile the wall use both woods bricks. Big windows and glass door are also being used at the front which reduce the use of electricity to lighten up the room in midday. You may also find that the roof is attention-grabbing. It is because the design was adapted to the windy Scotland since the position of this house is pretty much in high land.
Let’s walk in to the house. First you will enter the living room in which a grey sofa with some cushions, a chair, and a table are placed. There is a tv and a built-in storage where they keep the wood for fireplace. Behind the sofa there is a library and a cabinet to put the book and music collection. They use some colorful furniture to brighten the white spaces of the house. Since mostly they used natural material and paint for the main building, then they play with colors for the decoration. In the dining room and kitchen, there is a round table with couple of chairs, kitchen cabinet, bar stools, and a chandelier. The Houl is actually not spacious but it fulfills all the need and goes in harmony with the environment.