INDUSTRIAL STYLE IN THE ARCHITECTURE OF ECO-HOUSES
A very trendy style in modern design, the industrial style, is characterized primarily through exposed pipes, ducts, beams, woods, metals, and bricks. Industrial design is primarily found in a loft-type setting. Thus, you’ll find furniture, lighting, and accents that feature materials such as metals, piping and wiring, woods and rough surfaces. Because the concept often blends with minimalism, you’ll want to opt for limited, vintage and simple furniture like reclaimed barstools, rough tables and anything you could classify as “shabby chic.” When looking for lighting, aim for floor lamps or pendants, preferably with metal structures.
When choosing décor, you’ll want to find items that add a certain softness to space, which could include plants, comfy couches and scatter cushions. And a few “industrial” accents would be wise as well: maybe an old clock reclaimed ladder shelving or vintage storage unit. The industrial style has strong, sleek lines and no-frills surfaces. Corrugated and woven metal, concrete, pipes, beams, and bars are its touchstones, both inside and out. Exceptionally clean and efficient, industrial style showcases the beautiful interplay between pure form and function. This is a look that listens back to the turn-of-the-century industrial era. It features the free use of disclosed steel with distressed wooden components, often balanced by shown brick façades. In terms of general feel, industrial decor is often rural and sophisticated.
• Exposed brickwork
• Steel structure via beams and columns
• Concrete walls or floors
• Rough timbers, metals
• Vintage furniture, lighting fixtures, and accessories
• Open, clutter-free spacing
Nevertheless, the bustle of city life and the environmental problems that come with it means people want to make sure their homes clean and peaceful places. One way to do this is with ‘eco-style’ – a way of design with natural materials and colors, advanced technology and freedom at its heart. Through their creativity and hard work, architects and designers are achieving this balance between humankind and the environment around them. Feeling part of nature is the way to live in harmony with it.
The building materials are chosen for the house to be built (concrete, steel, wood, tiles, and porcelain) must be exclusively eco-friendly, simple, durable and unpretentious. The furniture must take into account the industrial-style architecture of the building and at the same time the tastes of the client – creating a unique atmosphere. The interior space must be arranged around a central lounge area connecting a green terrace with a swimming pool and, if possible, a beautiful ocean view, making of it an eco-friendly space. Tons of bamboo, pottery, wood, and water are used; everything is good for both you and nature, providing an eco-friendly atmosphere. A wooden worktop, ceiling, and floor ensure a warm and colorful panorama, and white shades elsewhere –maintaining a balance of colors.
With an industrial-style house, you can be innovative in your choice of materials and décor, going off the beaten path. Unlike a conventional house, an industrial home leaves plenty of room for creativity, warmly welcoming decorative elements that are reminiscent of an early twentieth-century factory. This style can also be combined with eco-elements, adding a warmer feel to space and giving your life a sense of connection with nature.
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