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Eucalyptus House is a Low-Impact Brazilian Cabin on Stilts

Eucalyptus House is a Low-Impact Brazilian Cabin on Stilts | What Surrounds You | Scoop.it

Architect Andre Eisenlohr's breezy Eucalyptus House is a low-impact wooden shelter that stands on stilts. Situated in a forest reserve area close to Sao Paulo, it makes the most of a neatly organized single level. Fitting a bedroom, a bathroom and an integrated kitchen and living room area into a small but well-thought-out space, this compact eucalyptus home rises above the forest...


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West 21st House by Frits de Vries

West 21st House by Frits de Vries | What Surrounds You | Scoop.it

This 3070 sq ft single family residence with detached garage is located on a 42 ft wide lot in Vancouver. The Dunbar Residence explores the potential for diversity of spatial experience in a home with a flexible plan that accommodates changes in everyday family life. In response to the owners‘ love of nature, interior-exterior relationships are established with outdoor patios and gardens at all levels. Spatially, light is used to define scale and intimacy within the home.

Designed and oriented for passive solar, the project also employs ultra high efficiency windows, solar hot water heating and a high performance heating / cooling system, including heat recovery that allow the home to operate with low energy consumption. The careful selection of appliances, plumbing fixtures, and lighting also reduce energy and water consumption. Interior elements, such as flooring and millwork, include recycled materials and low/no emission finishes. Planters on the roof reduce heat reflectance and rainwater runoff. Landscape design makes use of native, drought tolerant plant species and reclaimed stone.

The home was built by Natural Balance Home Builders Inc., a construction company that specializes in green building.


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Luci Dee's curator insight, August 25, 2013 5:55 PM

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