July 30, 2021 | Updated: August 9, 2021
Climate change, and replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy, are leading us towards a new way of life based on responsible consumption and sustainable mobility. These two trends have already left their mark on contemporary architecture, with eco-efficient buildings that harness and optimise natural resources and subsequently transform them into energy.
Bioclimatic design that reduces environmental impact
New builds are increasingly employing bioclimatic design, using materials such as natural wood, bamboo, ceramics, clay tiles and aluminium. This is especially true of the residential sector, where cross ventilation and acoustic insulation systems with more durable and sustainable parts are becoming much more widespread.
This is green architecture, which aims to reduce our impact on the environment and recycle products, eliminating their carbon footprint. These two homes in Colorado (USA) are shining examples, built using PORCELANOSA Group materials.
The first, located in the city of Louisville (Boulder, Colorado) features symmetrical forms that integrate the building with the surrounding landscape, using Oxford ceramic wood in a Castaño finish (Porcelanosa). This range has been used as flooring throughout, linking the indoor rooms with the garden and lending a sense of warmth to the whole area.
The strength of the Oxford tiles makes for a safer space, and the restrained colour palette enhances the Nordic style décor, designed by DAJ Design. This aesthetic also runs through the kitchen, featuring the Emotions 7.90 Roble Alba model by Gamadecor (centrally located) surrounded by a set of bar stools and infinite white worktops that enhance the natural light coming from outside.
The second Boulder property stands out for its horizontal structure and large floor-to-ceiling windows. Symmetry and comfort are at the heart of the interior design, brought to life by the Gamadecor kitchen and minimalist furniture, also from the firm.