This House from the 1930s Gets Redone and Brought to the Modern Age

By: Gurveer Brah - Aug 22, 2015
References: behnisch & design-milk
When building a new home or fixing up an old one, eco-friendly materials are slowly becoming one of the most important considerations and this is exemplified in this sustainable renovated home.

'Behnisch Architekten' took on a 1930s home and transformed it into a modern house that blends the original home with a new structure that completely reinvents the home. The architects removed the double pitched roof on the second story and created a secondary area for that features a transparent glass box with floor-to-ceiling windows for a more open feel.

They also featured sustainable renovations "to reduce the carbon footprint [they] used prefabricated laminated wood and geothermal heat pumps to reduce energy usage." For temperature regulation, triple glazed windows were also installed and a metal shutter system on the second floor to reduce UV rays from entering the sustainable renovated home.