IMM Cologne, Luca Nichetto, Das Haus, the house of the future, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, California modernist architecture, Japanese design, living homes, interior garden, daylighting, energy efficiency

Concerned to eliminate the boundaries between the indoors and the outdoors, Nichetto designed a home that has plants everywhere: on shelves, in the bathroom, on the walls and there is even a small interior vegetable garden. Thyme and Rosemary plants grow in the kitchen and the living room is the home’s “green lung,” with tall evergreen trees that create a natural boundary between separate functions.

Defined by semi enclosed walls and large window openings, Das Haus is finished off with natural materials such as oak and handmade concrete that comes in soothing neutral colors. Bright, airy and furnished with many of Nichetto’s own designs, this striking dwelling has been constructed with the dual aim of achieving optimum efficiency and earth friendliness.

+ Luca Nichetto

Photos by Constantin Meyer and Koelnmesse