Silicon House by Selgas Cano

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Shhh, the baby’s sleeping.  So, we tip-toe and turn the tv down; we gently close cabinet doors and program our cell phones to vibrate.
With this same tender notion Selgas Cano Architects wrapped the Silicom House around nature, careful not to disturb the sweet course of seedlings. The home sits in a sunk-in design with wide stair cases that twist down to the entrance causing guests to duck from the low lying branches. The roof platform is made of rubber covered with recycled plastic mats. It is soft and puts a bit of bounce in your step, taking you on a tour of the treetops. The house is by no means discrete with bright electrifying colors of red, bold blue, neon yellow, clementine orange. With no fear, it enters the scene, staying true to its funky personality. Mostly characterized by the unpredictably colored ceilings and floors, the shapeless rooms covered in windows doused with sunlight. Designers planted a wide variety of vegetation to add to the property’s beauty including trees like the banana, chestnut, lime, fig, orange, lemon and other plants like boxwood, honeysuckle, wisteria, bamboo, and rosemary. The potential for the garden of Eden to re-ignite lies in the palm of their hand, what a valiant effort.

Via – Photos © Pablo Zuloaga, Iwan Baan, Roland Halbe

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Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.

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