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A house in a greenhouse

What was originally a dairy shop from 1930 is now a modern house inside a greenhouse. The owners didn't like the fact that anyone walking by the house could see in through the large windows, so they covered the facade facing the street with corrugated milky white plastic. This way the space between the facade and the plastic sheets became a perfect greenhouse! It's also a great way to insulate the house, together with the metal clad sheets of "Huurre" panel used to cover the house' crumbling facade.
The owner is designer and interior architect Andrejs Legzdins, and the biggest source of inspiration for this house makeover was the legendary Buckminster Fuller, who was very involved in envionmental issues already in the 1930's.
Read the full article and see more pictures at Vårt Nya Hem's site.

Ps. All of the posts on the front page of the blog has mysteriously disappeared, but hopefully everything will be back to normal soon. In the meantime you can browse the archives! And just as I posted this, they are back! Yay!



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