This house is located in Curacaví, Chile. This unique and green house was designed by James & Mau Architecture.With 160m2 areas, divided in two levels and uses 3 recycled maritime containers as structure. A container cut in two parts on the first level is used as the support structure for the containers on the second level. This structure in the form a bridge creates an extra space in between the container structure, isolated with thermo glass panels.
The Leura House is designed by James Stockwell Architect. The materials are limited in number and low embodied energy. The ‘rammed sandstone’ walls are crushed sandstone with 10% cement compacted into forms with chips of iron stone and quartz. The Leura house is sketched out in sedimentary compressed sandstone walls. It uses a Japanese method called ‘discontinuous unity’ brought to light in the 1940’s by Japanese architects Yoshizaka and Sakakura for the incomplete separation of spaces from one another. The house produces its own power and water. 20 PV panels producing .5kw each/day in Leura are installed and a 100,000lt water tank is built under the bedroom wing. The garden and landscape are most important so the journey along the edges of the building permit varying places to experience the mountain valley.
Cynthia Leibrock designed this house in modern style, located in the Colorado Rockies. Equipped with some modern energy-saving technologies like solar panels for heating, doors and windows that prevent heat loss and other more simple things. Hi tech kitchen is also in it house. The bathroom has a reflecting pool and a steam shower with a redwood bench. [ Via ]
Jameson House, Green House was designed by Foster and Partners, located in Vancouver, Canada. Developed in response to the local climate, the concept for Jameson House has been sensitive to seasonal sun paths, prevailing winds, humidity levels, air temperatures and precipitation rates specific to the location. Directional wind profiles and solar exposure have been used to help determine the facade design and external building form to achieve lower thermal loads and opportunities for open balconies and natural ventilation. Jameson House will also be a green building in a more literal sense. The top of the tower, the balconies, and a roof terrace at level 4 will be green spaces, introducing planting and trees to the precinct area, irrigated naturally via a rainwater harvesting system. (more…)