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Visionary residence in Idaho comprised of rammed earth

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Ward + Blake Architect’s have designed an incredible rammed earth home complete with a green roof, located on a sprawling site in Squirrel, Idaho. Comprised of 5,994 square feet of living space, the architect’s created this home with their patented EarthWall construction system which uses a post-tension steel as the framework to construct the rammed earth walls that […]



Passive solar home in Park City, Utah integrated in the hillside

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One of the most energy efficient homes in the country has been designed and built by architect Chris Price of Park City Design Build, located in Summit Park, Park City, Utah. Named the “Summit Haus”, this modern abode was designed in 2013 as an exploration of design and construction using high performance methods. The architect […]

Fascinating energy efficient home overlooking Puget Sound

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This energy efficient home on Elliot Bay is the imagination of FINNE Architects, nestled on a narrow plot offering sweeping views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains in Seattle, Washington. When designing the home, the architect took into consideration the narrow property, surrounding views and his clients (a couple of empty nesters) affinity of the outdoors as well […]

Prefabricated Spanish dwelling cantilevers over the hillside

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A prefabricated, energy-efficient home was designed by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes for two sisters in the Collserola mountain range, in Barcelona, Spain. The bioclimatic dwelling is nestled on a sloped property with concrete walls that run parallel to the line of the elevate of the slope. Perpendicular trusses supports five major light wooden structures, which allows its […]

An eco-responsible home nestled on a forested site in France

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An eco-responsible and low-energy home designed by IF Architecture, Serpentine villa is nestled in a forest in Fiac, a small village located south of France. The 2,561 square foot (238 square meters) residence was developed to leave the smallest possible footprint so as not to destroy its natural habitat. At the same time to owners did not […]

Contemporary pad in Sydney creating strong indoor-outdoor dialogue

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Woollahra Residence is a two story contemporary pad merging indoor and outdoor living, designed by Tzannes Associates, located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The home is nestled on a compact site that is surrounded by mature trees and nicely groomed landscaping. Designed as a family home that is relaxing and casual, the interior spaces open to […]

California hillside home is epitome of indoor-outdoor living

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Chen Residence was designed by Domusstudio Architecture, nestled on a hillside overlooking the San Dieguito Lagoon and Pacific Ocean in Del Mar, California. This Asian style home is comprised of 4,650 square feet of living space, set on a .66 acre site. Features of the home includes an expansive deck, a guest house of 400 square feet and a 500 […]

Extraordinary Cascade Mountains retreat with eco-conscious features

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Base Camp is a mountain retreat designed for family living by Johnston Architects, nestled high above Lake Cle Elum in the Cascade Mountains near Roslyn, Washington. The home was designed as a retreat and eventually a primary home for an active family of seven. The remote lake offers the perfect getaway, enjoying warm summer days and snowfalls in […]

Stainless steel wrapped home in the English countryside

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Wrap House is an impressive property that has been recently re-designed by Edgley Design, nestled in a rural area of Godalming, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. Situated on 2.5 acres of gardens, this contemporary home features 4,890 square feet of living space with seven bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms. Originally designed in the 1960s, the architects employed a more sustainable approach […]