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Very Modern Yet Not Minimalist House Design – Skywave House by Coscia Day

Who said that very modern house design should be minimalist? Skywave House by Coscia Day shows that isn’t exactly true. The 2,250 square feet house and is set on a 40 ft wide suburban lot in Venice, California. It’s main distinctive feature is a sculptural roof that reminds a breaking wave, which is suspended in time and space and floats over a...Continue Reading...


1840’s Victorian House Remodeled Into Zero Carbon House

Sun, May 30, 2010 | Sustainable house designs

Designed by John Christophers of Associated Architects as a family home this house is a winner of RIBA award for architectural excellence in 2010. It’s an unique zero carbon project located in inner city Birmingham, UK. The new house has been built around an existing early Victorian two-bedroom semi-detached house, produces as much energy as it...Continue Reading...


Amazing LEED Home With a Very Vertical Design – HouseHillside House

This contemporary residence LEED Platinum home that spans four levels on a hill of Mill Valley, California. It is designed by San Francisco-based SB Architects, and built by well-known green builder McDonald Construction. The steep hillside site provides for a very vertical design with living and private zones situated on multiple separate floors. The total...Continue Reading...


Two Volume House Situated on a 160 Square Meter Strip of Land

The Kensington Lighthouse, located in Melbourne, Australia, on a 160 sqm strip of land. The house is made from two sunshells, connected around a courtyard by a rectangular timber lined volume running the length of the north boundary. This north boundary is a 4m high wall of the neighboring house. The ground level of the west end of the house contains entry,...Continue Reading...


The Smart Home 2010 – Renovated Chicago’s Greenest House

Tue, Mar 16, 2010 | Sustainable house designs

The Smart Home is the Chicago’s greenest house located on the ground of the Museum of Science and Industry. It’s opened to public from 2008 but recently was renovated by Midwest Living. The home is designed to reflect the lifestyle of an empty-nester couple and features soft, organic textures and colors fused with a contemporary style — as...Continue Reading...


Natural and Energy Efficient House Design on Bainbridge Island

Fri, Mar 5, 2010 | Sustainable house designs

This house on Bainbridge Island is an unique work is designed by home owner who’s an educator by profession. Its site is private, wooded area that is perfect for those who want to live peacefully and quietly. The main concept is to make daily living and entertaining as natural and efficient as possible. The home is full of creative little design...Continue Reading...

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Three Level House for Three Family Generations

Wed, Feb 24, 2010 | Sustainable house designs

Designed by Berkley-based McGlashan Architecture this house is located on a beautiful hillside in Marin Country, near San Francisco. Its form and color are inspired by the hillside landscape. It has three levels and three generations of an extended family live there. Roofs of all three levels are planted with drought resistant and native gardens. Besides...Continue Reading...


House Renovation Which Achieved The Highest LEED Rating in the Area

Tue, Feb 16, 2010 | Sustainable house designs

LEED for Homes is a green home certification system for assuring homes are designed and built to be energy- and resource-efficient and healthy for occupants. This house renovation is done Georgia and it achieved the first LEED Platinum certification in the area. It serves as a model of greener living for the entire community and heavily focuses on reducing...Continue Reading...


Remodeled House With Large Manmade Pond Near It

Sat, Feb 13, 2010 | Sustainable house designs

Located on the peninsula south of San Francisco, this house sits on an internal suburban flag lot. It was build in 1950s but recently remodeled. A cool manmade pond that was there before become the thing that add a feeling of being at a vacation retreat to every day life. The site consist of four buildings – the main house, study, pool house anda...Continue Reading...


Cool Wooden Frame House – Sag Harbor House

Sat, Feb 6, 2010 | Sustainable house designs

This house is a redesign of existing house in Sag Harbor, New York. The original house was a traditional old wooden house but surrounded by beautiful nature. That was used during the remodel so the new house is also has wooden frame and the interior is very well connected to the exterior. There are several decks, terraces and stairs so owners could easily...Continue Reading...

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