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Super Thin Solar Panels Crown the Spectacular ‘Green Zero’ Modular Getaway in Italy
Posted By Ross Brooks On June 3, 2014 @ 1:00 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery | 3 Comments
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 .
Via DesignMilk 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/09/green-zero-modular-hotel-room-daniele-menichini-14.jpg
 single bedroom dwelling: http://inhabitat.com/tag/tiny-apartments/
 surrounding environment: http://inhabitat.com/the-top-5-green-issues-humanity-should-be-thinking-about-in-2013/
 icy tundra: http://inhabitat.com/henning-larsens-swedish-city-hall-modernizes-the-arctic-tundra/
 + Studio di Architettura Daniele Menichini: http://www.studiomenichini.it/
 DesignMilk: http://design-milk.com/green-zero-by-studio-di-architettura-daniele-menichini/
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