Array
Houses

Recycled Pieces fill a Modern Industrial Three-Storey House

A family home is defined by unique furniture, personalized details, and a fresh take on recycling.

Shares
Original Article: Reese Ferrer Photography: Vincent Coscolluela Pictorial Direction: Gwyn GS Guanzon Interior Designer: Mitch Shivers

Using old things in a new way for your own home is affordable, environment-friendly, and interesting. These recycled pieces are some of the reasons why the three-storey house of industrial designer Mitch Shivers is special. Even at the beginning of the design and construction process, Mitch and his wife Shelley knew that they would have a unique home, one that fits the small 140sqm lot that has an odd triangular shape.

The Modern Industrial house is filled with fascinating pieces made from old materials such as a house number from scrap metal tubes, a Mac G3 CPU tower used as a mailbox, a wooden gate and dining table legs made from train tracks (traviesa), and stainless steel fast food preparation tables now used as work desks. The new details of the space are also inventive and exciting. For one, the walls are made of Styrofoam and layered with wire mesh and concrete to keep the structure cool in spite of the intense Manila heat. Other energy-efficient green solutions include solar panels for electricity and to heat water, transparent glass ceiling blocks and huge windows for natural light, and the use of LED lights and inverter-type air conditioners.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Original article by Reese Ferrer. Pictorial direction by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Vincent Coscolluela. 

Read the original article ("Mindful Modern") in the July 2011 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at  https://summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares
Recommended Videos

Latest Stories

Where to Find Wall Stickers for Your Child's Bedroom (No Need for a New Paint Job!)

You can get wall stickers in lots of unique colors and designs.

The 5-Basket System: How to Declutter Your Home Once and for All

Get rid of all the unnecessary junk that may have accumulated in your home finally.

Not All Electric Fans Are Created Equal! 7 Things to Consider When Buying One

Fans are a necessity in all Pinoy homes, so make sure yours is a reliable model!

7 Ways to Brighten Dark Rooms if Your House Doesn't Get Natural Light

First tip: Update your old light bulbs!

How You Can Achieve a More Efficient Kitchen Without Remodeling!

All you need to do is organize your kitchen items and establish specific zones.

8 Ways to Store and Organize Your Pots and Pans So They Don't Get Damaged

Ever thought about using a pegboard to organize your cookware?

10 Ways to Make Your Small Living Room Look Bigger and Better

Don't let the small space limit your creativity when it comes to decorating!

Never Have a Smelly Sink Again With This One Simple Ingredient (Just Sprinkle)

Learn what you can do to make sure those nasty smells don't happen again.

Feeling Sad and Anxious? Maybe You Need a Potted Plant or a Vase of Flowers at Home!

A study found that green wonders and fresh blooms have a positive impact on one's well-being

10 Pretty Decor Pieces for an Insta-Worthy Wall

Make the most of your bare walls!

How to Pack a Suitcase Efficiently, Prevent Wrinkled Clothing

Especially if you're just bringing a carry-on!

7 Ways to Make Your Ceiling Look Higher Than It Actually Is

Take note of these decorating tricks to help you create the impression of a taller room.
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!