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A Dream Beach House for the Eco-Minded...

A Dream Beach House for the Eco-Minded... | Container Architecture | Scoop.it
It’s a testament to the ebbing tide of starchitecture that some of the most admired new buildings of recent memory are the ones you hardly notice at all.

The design brief called for a very low-impact, easy to maintain summer home that provides necessary programmatic functions with minimum distractions from the land and the view. The design response situates the structure among mature fir trees located directly between the beach and an upland meadow, with walls of glass opening out to both. Steel columns minimize visible structure from the interior, while metal-clad wall elements provide a bold form when seen from the exterior. The roof is vegetated, which filters rainwater that in turn is collected and stored for use in irrigation. Potable hot water and hydronic heating are aided by solar collectors on the roof, and PV panel s above the vegetable garden provide supplemental electricity. The home is intended for occupancy from May through October, and systems have been designed to zero out electricity use over the course of a full year.


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Barndominium: A Re-imagined Typology

Barndominium: A Re-imagined Typology | Container Architecture | Scoop.it

The Barndominium is a small living area and workshop that functions as a weekend retreat on the outskirts of its nearby busy metropolis. Paying reverence to the Texas vernacular style, this project is a cross between the shotgun house and barn typology. As a 1 bedroom/1.5 bath with a joining workshop, the program also promotes a classic live-work lifestyle.


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