roy cole. Home Design. December 14th , 2016.
The challenge in making a sustainable design has brought up even an up cycled silo. For you who don’t know, silo is a place used to store the grain. If you can’t imagine what a silo house will be like, then you are on a right place because here you can see some examples of the recycled silo. It’s not just about emptying the silo and place furniture, but how to make what’s available and renovate it to make a great place to stay.
The up cycled silo design begin with the work from Gigaplex Architects from Utah with the “Monte-Silo”. The work uses two silos to make space for the furniture. On the front part that is the bigger silo, there are some windows to see the view with the second floor is also completed with a deck. There are some wood materials used for the interior, but what will catch your eye the most is the cozy bunk beds that can be entered from a square hole.
Next is the silo made by Cornell University that tries to maximize the efficient use of energy by putting solar panels on the roof? This house combined three silos with glass doors to go outside from each silo. Those three silos are made to be the living space, kitchen, and the bedroom.Like the first, there are many wood materials used on this house with the use of space as efficient as possible. On the kitchen, you will find wood shelves on the wall instead of a cupboard, while the island of the kitchen available for dining table with some metal stools.
Don’t limit the possibility of the silo, because it can even change to be a hotel. The example comes from Texas that has built a one-bedroom hotel from a silo. The interior can be considered as simple, yet classic with leather chairs, vintage rug, and a small kitchen island from wood with integrated sink. The bathroom from this up cycled silo interior design uses wood and tiles wall with shower room and large mirror above the bowl sinks.
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