Green Zero by Studio di Architettura Daniele Menichini is a new interpretation of modular housing that strives to be more like a private getaway than a place to live. The minimalist design ensures the structure is at home in almost any environment, from the backyard to the beach. Constructed using a wooden prefab exterior built on top of a natural stone foundation, the thin film solar-powered home in Italy also features an integrative rainwater management and drainage system.
The interior relies on a simplistic design, coming to life thanks to accents of color throughout the single bedroom dwelling. Even though the room is made for two, there is ample space to fit many more people should the occasion call for it. A simple curtain separates the bathroom from the rest of the accommodation – a space decorated with oversized patterned tiles printed with photography. Huge windows that open out onto a patio and porch area make the home especially spectacular as they link to the surrounding environment, allowing inhabitants to lose themselves in the enveloping greenery.
The modular getaway can withstand a wide variety of environments thanks to its innovative design. This particular unit is located in Treviso, Italy, but it could just as easily be placed in the middle of a desert, or an icy tundra.