Sustainable and affordable home designs for a greener living

As people move towards cities, the urban areas have become larger with huge population density. Due to the population explosion, the cost of living has significantly increased and more and more residences are being built. All of us wish for beautiful homed with great designs, but in struggling life and low wages, not everyone can afford beautiful designs for their homes. Today, new affordable housing system and designs brings us great sustainable features that reduce energy consumption and fulfill our dreams of having our homes with great designs. Here is a list of some home designs available at reasonable rates.

Parkview terrace

Parkview terrace

Fougeron Architecture created this beautiful design in San Fransciso for low-income residents. The building is designed in context to a city view and includes a community room, beauty salon, therapy center, and social services center. The horizontal windows increase the floor space at no extra cost. The terrace of the building has been designed in the view of a park.

Hannibal Road gardens

Hannibal Road gardens

Designers Peter Barber Architects designed as Hannibal Road Gardens as the continuation of the timber garden fences of the existing housing blocks. The residences were designed keeping in mind the quality of life, and each consists of two large courtyards or roof terraces. The housing strip provides 100% affordable units with a series of garden terraces.

Viva Verde

Viva Verde

Viva Verde, created by Datter Architects and Grimshaw is an affordable housing complex located in New York City. The building is installed with solar panels for generating solar energy. The foot ground of 6000 square foot has leveled courtyard-creating promenade of social spaces. The 34,000 square feet roof offers an opportunity for rooftop gardens, reduces storm runoff, and enhances the insulation of the building.

Black and White Twins

Balck and White Twins

Balck and White Twins were designed by Casanova and Heranadez Architects. The Black and white Twins are divided into two parts and the exterior part of the buildings contains an outer black skin perforated with windows that wrap the interior of the building. The open air spaces are painted white.

Bondy

Bondy planned by Gurein and Pedroza’s

Bondy planned by Gurein and Pedroza’s with an aim to make the area dense that originally had an isolated environment. The material used for construction is timber and each unit of the building has its individual terrace, balcony, garden. It features solar panels and rainwater collection system that helps in keeping the cost low.

60 Richmond Street East

60 Richmond Street East

Designed for the residents of Toronto, the building aims to provide an economical place for the people. The building has been planned keeping in mind the requirement of low maintenance cost by using energy saving strategies and using recycled materials in construction. It also includes operated restaurant and training kitchen at the ground floor. The sixth floor terrace holds a garden to allow growing vegetables and fruits.

13 Rue Legendre

13 Rue Legendre

13 Rue Legendre was originally the site of a music and dance school that was converted to 10 affordable housing units. Avenier Cornejo architects designed the building with dark steel, giving it an distinct appearance from the other buildings. The buildings consists of metal panels that act as a shutter that helps in the management of the sunlight maintaining the thermal level, hence lowering energy requirements.

26th Street affordable housing

26th Street affordable housing

The design of the 26th street affordable housing draws its inspiration from Southern California’s famed tradition of modernism. It is a 44-unit apartment, which comprises of laminated windows on both the sides of the street to diminish traffic noise. The living space has been built in a linear fashion offering cross ventilation and provides a cooling technique eliminating the use of air conditioning on the rooftop.

Summary

Seeing a rise in the cost of living, it is difficult to look for home designs that are affordable to a larger population. The discussed houses provide you best home designs with low investment and are sustainable for long run.

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