We’re heading into an uncertain future, but two things are clear: Technology is getting better and the environment is getting worse. Fortunately, the former offers solutions for the latter, as zeroHouse sets out to prove. This prefab concept uses the tools of today to paint a digital picture of the house of tomorrow.
The first time Houston-based architectural designer Barbara Hill set foot inside what would become her future second house, a 100-year-old adobe in Marfa, Texas, she found a cramped warren of rooms filled to the brim with trash.
To revamp their loft in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood, a family enlisted Matthew Miller of StudioLAB. Their goal: turn the dreary loft into a modern space that offers ample room for their three children to enjoy. Miller says the family knew exactly what they wanted to accomplish with their home’s new look. “We gutted everything,” Miller says. “It was important to keep a big open space where the living room, dining area, and kitchen flow into one another.”
In a 495-square-foot attic in the Söder neighborhood of Stockholm, interior designerJimmy Schonning—a local celebrity for his role in the Swedish TV shows “Finally at Home” and “Styling Emergency”—has carved out a sweet and stylish home. His diminutive studio is chockablock with creative storage solutions (built-in closets; a washer and drier hidden under a workbench in the bathroom) and loads of personality.
Though diminutive in size, a Slovenia apartment renovation represents a dramatic results. “Our aim was to adapt this interior to the versatile, ever-changing needs of the modern customer,” says architect Lidija Dragisic.