Few hours spent in nature are sometimes all you need to find new energy and motivation flow. The green leaves and a gentle breeze are true remedy for our senses. I have always envisioned myself living in a house with a garden, far from the city hustle and bustle. Often, I find apartment buildings limiting and “unnatural” for humans. For centuries we lived close to the nature, forests and fields and now we find ourselves isolated in these boxes that can be beautiful and luxurious but still not quite fulfilling.
This is of course a manner of personal preferences. The advantages of living in a city can be very extensive, from the sole convenience being close to all the shops and cultural and social life, work accessibility, etc. Majority of towns and cities have parks, sport centers, rivers and beaches… Thus, it does not have to be difficult to find a peace of mind and a green oasis in the busy city life.
For some, a perfect balance would be a suburban area, or if you can afford both: a town apartment and a somewhat secluded house with beautiful natural surroundings.
On the other side, human imagination have created many alternative living facilities forms that enrich apartment buildings with the self sustained and green technologies. This type of building architecture, ideally, fulfill all of the eco-friendly goals: the living space is not wasted because it accommodates more people, it deploys green the energy resources and provides the inhabitants with lots of green and natural surrounding.
What are your thoughts on this topic? What would you prefer: living in a nice city area, a cute village cottage or an even more private peace of shelter for you and your family? Super modern ecological buildings are maybe for now still a bit futuristic and expensive, but they certainly hold a key for overpopulated cities.