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Cascading Creek House By Bercy Chen Studio

Cascading Creek House By Bercy Chen Studio | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Built in the Texas Hill Country, the Cascading Creek House, designed by the Bercy Chen Studio, combines sustainability with modern technology and design.

The house was built with the landscape in mind and uses two long limestone walls — native to the area — that serve as the “spines” of the separate living wings. The public and private wings cantilever from a single column to allow for maximum daylight and views to the pool and grounds.

The house incorporates multiple methods to make it green including the roof collected rainwater, solar energy through photovoltaic and hot water panels, and a comprehensive climate conditioning system.

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Sustainable Home Renovation Overlooking The Vineyards of Sonoma, California

Sustainable Home Renovation Overlooking The Vineyards of Sonoma, California | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
Sonoma Residence was designed by New-York-based Cooper Joseph Studio and is a beautiful hillside building overlooking the vineyards of Sonoma, California.
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Integrated Team Guides Bainbridge Island Home to LEED-Platinum

Integrated Team Guides Bainbridge Island Home to LEED-Platinum | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
From pre-construction meetings through each stage of coordinated construction, the team building this home integrated their efforts every step of the way.
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Minimum House / Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten

Minimum House / Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The minimumhouse at Mellensee, situated to the south of Berlin, is a prototype for a serial holiday and residentialhouse. Under the label minimumhouse it is offered including all furniture and fittings. The concept was developed by the ideal of a house with maximum outdoor impressions and also by making full use of the solar yields for the building.

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Brooks Avenue House by Bricault Design

Brooks Avenue House by Bricault Design | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The solution for the expansion of this Venice, CA house was to maintain and remodel the existing 2000 square foot home, while creating a 1700 square foot addition and courtyard on the rear lane side. With an ideal climate for much of the year, a primary design driver was to create a seamless connection between inside and outside, while eliminating the need for air conditioning To this end, a central sculptural staircase links the ground floor with the rooftop deck, while doubling as a chimney to draw cooling breezes through the house...

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10 solar powered green architecture designs

10 solar powered green architecture designs | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
The world is going 'green' - whether it is lifestyle, automobiles, furniture and even architecture - the mantra is to adopt eco-friendly measures and protect the Earth.
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Land Art Generator Initiative – SOLARIS / Predock_Frane Architects

Critically engaging the emerging Abu Dhabi context of Masdar City, Zayed University and other tabula rasa territories, Predock_Frane Architects’ project proposes an antidote and refuge to the frenetic future-scape internationalism of the rapidly developing Arabian coast.

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Carbon Thrifty - The New York Times

Carbon Thrifty - The New York Times | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Frances Whitehead and James Elniski's house in Chicago was built using a number of green technologies.

"We're trying to come up with a picture of the future, and we think this is what it will look like," said Ms. Whitehead. "Not stylistically, but in terms of the complex systems that we will all undoubtedly use for the collection of water and the micro-generation of energy."

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Okanagan College Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation

Okanagan College Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation was conceived to meet the urgent need for tradespeople, site managers and construction workers who are skilled in the practices of sustainable building. It is also designed to be one of most innovative and advanced sustainable facilities in the world, designed to the standards of the Living Building Challenge, the most rigorous sustainability program on the planet.

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Solar Decathalon 2011: This Year's Biggest Ideas

Solar Decathalon 2011: This Year's Biggest Ideas | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Hundreds of university architecture, design and engineering students have been constructing a massive solar village on the Tidal Basin, a futuristic demonstration site wedged between memorials for FDR and Thomas Jefferson.

The biannual event, the Solar Decathlon, has brought 20 university teams to town to envision what affordable net-zero housing might look like.

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2011 Solar Decathlon: Re_Home

2011 Solar Decathlon: Re_Home | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign returns to the Solar Decathlon with a smart, sustainable residence designed as a rapid housing solution for families left homeless after natural disasters.
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20 Stunning Energy-Efficient Homes in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

20 Stunning Energy-Efficient Homes in the 2011 Solar Decathlon! | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
This year’s Solar Decathlon is coming up fast, opening September 23rd at the National Mall’s West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. Teams from around the world have designed cost-effective energy efficient homes that employ renewable resources.

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Net-Zero i-House Open for Tours in Georgia

Net-Zero i-House Open for Tours in Georgia | sustainable 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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