New NZ home design book, Green Modern (and The Block's Alex & Corban's VERY cool container home)

That bank of windows though...


Outdoor bath!

This hilltop honey is The Block's Alex & Corban Walls' first home-build project, a container house at Muriwai beach. (I featured more photos from it here). 

It's just one of many eco-conscious, contemporary NZ homes in the new Green Modern book by Claire McCall. Alex & Corban's place was designed and built by Corban and his surfing buddy - young architecture graduate Fraser Horton - out of six rusted and dented second-hand shipping containers and many hundreds of hours of hard work. 

Green Modern's great-big-coffee-table-book pages showcase 15 different NZ homes that embrace the principles of stylish yet sustainable design and environmentally-sensitive building – from inner-city pads to remote island retreats. Amongst the 250 pages of inspiring NZ architecture and interiors, there's also plenty of tips and how-to's for creating or renovating your own green modern home. 





7 comments:

  1. This property is freaking amazing, I love it a bit more every time I see it!

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  2. Lovely Ella Quaint pictures on the wall, too
    http://ellaquaint.com/collections/paper-menagerie?page=1

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  3. Oh wow. Sucks to be everyone else on The Block this year

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  4. This is a dream home. I feel annoyed I dont live here

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  5. Alex and Corban so rock, i am enjoying them on The Block

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  6. very disappointed in the block for taking these two on this year. It makes for very poor television, they are obviously more experienced than the other competitors.

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  7. They also own this home

    http://www.bookabach.co.nz/baches-and-holiday-homes/view/22379
    Rented at $750 to $1,000 per night

    http://www.specialprojects.co.nz


    Block competitors have no chance

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