From Kayla on April 7th, 2010 in Green Remodeling
There’s a tradition in the UK to renovate mews houses, which are rows of old stable houses converted into modern dwellings. Though they housed horses and other animals hundreds of years ago, today the mews are actually very desirable homes.
Case in point: these ultra sustainable mews right in the heart of the Dublin city centre.
While urban design might seem cold and unwelcoming to some, these houses manage to feel homey while still keeping their seemingly tough exterior.
With an exterior made of various-sized powder-coated metal industrial flooring planks, the structure creates an interesting pattern and breaks up the numerous windows that surround the place. They also add to an interesting array of shadows playing off the interior.
To increase each unit’s use of renewable energy, a greywater harvesting system was incorporated to reuse water drained from the courtyard in the irrigation systems. The water then sustains courtyard plants and powers the washing machines.
With ample light from the outside, beautiful artistic touches throughout each room, and an exterior that catches anyone’s attention, these Dublin abodes might just change the stereotype associated with urban dwellings.