4 innovative ways to re-imagine home-design
What is ‘home’ to you?
Maybe it’s that country house you drove past each summer as a child or a tiny house in wheels that you can drive from town to town, or perhaps it’s a ten-story apartment complex with you situated in the penthouse. We each have our unique style and vision of our dream home. It’s important to find a designer that understands your unique vision and desires. We have created a short-list of ways to re-imagine traditional home-designs to stimulate creative thinking and offer elevated well-being to homeowners. Check it out below for inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.
Bring the outside in
Now that we are spending more time indoors than ever, there is a growing desire and need to bring the outside in and re-introduce nature to our daily lives. Dissolving walls, expanding windows and indoor green-walls help bring a natural element and that ‘Lil something extra’ to your indoor space and overall wellness. Creating integration and flow between indoor/outdoor areas can help make a space feel less ‘restricting’ and closed off.
Enhance community space and involvement
More housing complexes and land plots are being developed with an essential aspect in mind; community. Community is considered by many as one of the fundamental human needs. Of course, we need water, food and shelter. But a sense of community is often placed right up there following those basic needs. Having a space that allows for community engagement and involvement can do wonders for making your house feel like a home.
Integrate building and landscape
Blurring the lines between landscape and construction is becoming a hot trend. With more individuals turning towards the green lifestyle, the integration of natural and human-made structures is building (see what we did there). Some of our recent favourites are this residence in Russia and the Shenzhen terraces in China.
The new era of healthy homes for Kiwis
In New Zealand, specifically, home-design is being re-imagined to create a healthier future for all Kiwis. Devoted architects and industry specialists have been gearing towards raising the building standards in New Zealand to develop homes and structures that EXCEED the current building codes. The building code standards are lower than most developed countries worldwide. These devoted industry members (OSA included) have teamed up with The Superhome Movement to advocate for all New Zealanders’ health and well-being and help push for change. By sharing expertise and implementing innovative design strategies that help build affordable, energy-efficient, healthy homes.
Did any of that stimulate your inner desires for your dream home-design? Ready to start planning, give us a shout when you’re prepared to take action.