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Sustainable Contemporary Residence in San Diego, California

Sustainable Contemporary Residence in San Diego, California | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

This contemporary home is located in Point Loma, and was designed by the San Francisco based team at Macy Architecture.

The owners of the residence had one goal in mind, and that was to build a home that would make the most of its site by being both low maintenance while incorporating a variety of sustainable features into the house right down to the kitchen garden located on the property...

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Energy Efficient Surfside Residence by Stelle Architects

Energy Efficient Surfside Residence by Stelle Architects | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Stelle Architects have completed another project in the town of Bridgehampton, NY. Surfside. The private residence rests steps away from the shore, in an exposed Atlantic-Ocean environment. and is well integrated in its landscape.

The architects describe the project as a “simple rectangular pavilion clinging to the dunes where water meets land. The volume is opened up to the waterside with large expanses of glass contrasting with a more solid but punctured façade to the street side. The house is secured against the power of the ocean with a steel frame work. Materials were chosen for their strength and durability against the salt water environment. Natural ventilation maximizes the ocean breezes, limiting mechanical cooling. Photovoltaic cells, hot water panels and geothermal heat pumps capture natural energy, reducing energy demand“.

The residence consists of a main unit, guest annexe, garage for two cars and a swimming pool. Interiors are elegant. the simple finishes requiring little maintenance.

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