This incredible home on the New Zealand coastline uses passive design principles to take advantage of winter sunlight and the cooling summer winds.
Project: offSET Shed House
Architectural Firm: Irving Smith Jack Architects http://www.isarchitects.nz/
Its the perfect day to lounge around the pool of this LEED-for-Homes Platinum-certified residence.
Firm: John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK)
Project: Ehrlich Retreat +, Santa Monica, California
Portland has it going on! Check out the Ash + Ash residence by Hennebery Eddy Architects which includes a geo-exchange heat pump system, under-floor radiant heating, triple glazing, exterior blinds, a rainwater recovery system, a 10 KW photovoltaic array, solar pool heat and an awesome on-site storm water disposal system:http://goo.gl/m3u90t
This eco-friendly Dome Home was designed to allow one to engage with nature as it rotates 360 degrees. It also offers incredible indoor temperature control and beautiful views at the touch of a remote: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/prefab-wooden-dome-home-spins-like-a-ufo-to-let-sunlight-in-from-every-angle/ photo by Douglas Elliman