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Modern House in Portugal, Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

Modern House in Portugal, Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean | Container Architecture | Scoop.it

This contemporary residence in southern Portugal was designed by studio Mario Martins Atelier and comes with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. According to the architects, House in Lagos “was designed in featureless surroundings but with a fabulous view over the west Algarve coast, which receives the westerly sun in abundance. The project is based on technically evolved solutions, with the emphasis on energy sustainability, the use of geothermal power and an integrated domotics system. The building was designed on the basis of lightness and it rests on an exposed concrete base, balanced over landscaped terraces and the water features (swimming pool and lakes). The gardened roof accentuates this concept. The entrance is over a suspended concrete walkway. On reaching the upper storey we grasp the fluidity of the space containing the sitting room, kitchen and the large double height area, where a reflecting pool fills the entire space”.


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Mexico’s first LEED Platinum office building cuts energy use with solar-control glass

Mexico’s first LEED Platinum office building cuts energy use with solar-control glass | Container Architecture | Scoop.it
Glass, paint, and coatings from PPG Industries were used in the headquarters building of Bioconstrucción y Energìa Alternativa in Monterrey, Mexico, the first building in Latin America to earn LEED-NC Platinum certification.

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8 Amazing Green Buildings That Break Even on Energy Consumption

8 Amazing Green Buildings That Break Even on Energy Consumption | Container Architecture | Scoop.it
As zero-energy housing becomes an increasingly successful industry, home owners are taking notice. Check out these sleek options.

 

A zero-energy building is one that produces as much energy as it consumes, making it a net-zero energy property and eliminating energy bills for its owners. Although zero-energy homes and buildings are quite rare today, increasing concerns about energy waste have set the stage for a growing market.

Home buyers are beginning to take interest in proactively saving money on energy, and developers are taking note of the trend, too. It appears that most developers building zero-energy homes have only built a few custom properties, Other developers, though — such as KB Home and New Town Builders — have begun rolling out production-scale zero-energy model homes at prices only marginally higher than their non-zero-energy counterparts, making such the construction process more scalable and less expensive than custom plans.

 


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Net-Zero i-House Open for Tours in Georgia

Net-Zero i-House Open for Tours in Georgia | Container Architecture | Scoop.it

There's some great homes across the country being finished with the first i-House design.  This one, for instance, was built on a lot in Green Bridge Farm, an eco-friendly development of 25 lots in Effingham County, Georgia....


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