The Green House
Princeton Architectural Press   The National Building Museum
New York                        Washington, D.C.




        ...
reen
use
New Directions in Sustainable Architecture
Copyright
4
For András,
Rachel, and Willa;
and for architects,
writers, and
environmentalists
to come




Dedication
                 ...
contents


                                                18   City
     9 FOREWORD                                 20 P....
112   Waterside               140   Desert
114 Howard House              142 Tucson Mountain House


120 Swart Residence  ...
acknowledgments




      Acknowledgments
8
foreword




           Foreword
                      9
camera-ready green design


ONE AFTERNOON SEVERAL MONTHS AGO,       we found ourselves waiting
in the quiet, impossibly pi...
Camera-Ready Green Design
                            11
Standards and Practices




             Introduction
12
A Very Short History




                       Camera-Ready Green Design
                                                ...
A Movement’s Priorities




     Introduction
14
Camera-Ready Green Design
                            15
The Damage Done




            Introduction
16
Camera-Ready Green Design
                            17
city


Cities have been around for more
than six thousand years, drawing successive waves of new
residents with their blen...
City
Urban
        19
City
20
P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. project                                    Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten ...
City
22
Urban
        23
City
24
P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Project
                           25
City
30
Colorado Court                               Santa Monica, California


Pugh + Scarpa Architecture   Angela Brooks   2002
...
City
32
Colorado Court
                 33
City
34
Viikki               Helsinki, Finland

Various architects   Ongoing




                     Viikki
                     ...
City
36
Viikki
         37
City
38
1310 East Union Street                       Seattle, Washington

The Miller/Hull Partnership   David Miller   2001




  ...
City
40
1310 East Union Street
                         41
City
42
sea train house                            Los Angeles, California

Office of Mobile Design   Jennifer Siegal   2003




  ...
City
44
Green Features




ADA P T IVE RE -USE          N AT UR A L L I GH T            R E C L A I ME D WO O D              NAT U...
City
46
Sea Train House
                  47
City
48
The Solaire                                          New York, New York

Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects   Rafael Pell...
City
50
The Solaire
              51
suburb



Suburbs are everywhere,
everywhere cities are found. Conceived as a kind of utopia that
would allow city workers...
Suburb
         53
SOLAR TUBE                           Vienna, Austria

Driendl Architects   Georg Driendl   2001




                      ...
Suburb
56
Green Features




                  IS OLATION GLASS               CO N CRET E C O R E            C H I MNE Y E F F E C T...
Solar Tube
             59
Suburb
60
Solar Tube
             61
Charlotte residence                                                  Charlotte, North Carolina

William McDonough + Partne...
Suburb
64
Charlotte Residence
                      65
Suburb
66
Charlotte Residence
                      67
suburb



Suburbs are everywhere,
everywhere cities are found. Conceived as a kind of utopia that
would allow city workers...
Suburb
         53
68
villa sari                           Pori, Finland

ARRAK Arkkitehdit
  R                 Hannu Kiiskilä   2000




      ...
Suburb
70
Villa Sari
             71
Suburb
72
Villa Sari
             73
Little tesseract                       Rhinebeck, New York
                                                      Y

Steven...
Little Tesseract
                   77
50
                               25
                               10
                               0
                be...
Mill valley straw-bale house                        Marin County, California

Arkin Tilt Architects   David Arkin and Anni...
Suburb
82
Mill Valley Straw-Bale House
                               83
Naked house                            Kawagoe, Japan

Shigeru Ban Architects   Shigeru Ban   2001




                   ...
Suburb
86
Naked House
              87
Suburb
88
Naked House
              89
MOUNTAINSIDE



More than ten billion acres
of the Earth’s surface are covered in forest, and most of that
land falls in s...
Mountainside
               91
Mountainside
92
House with shades                                                   Jebenhausen, Germany

Achenbach Architekten + Designer...
House with Shades
                    95
Mountainside
96
solarhaus iii                            Ebnat-Kappel, Switzerland

Schwarz Architektur   Dietrich Schwarz   2000




    ...
Mountainside
98
SolarHaus III
                99
Mountainside
100
Great (bamboo) wall                    Commune by the Great Wall,
                                       Shuiguan-Badaling...
Mountainside
102
Great (Bamboo) Wall
                      103
Mountainside
104
Great (Bamboo) Wall
                      105
Mountainside
106
R128                                     Stuttgart, Germany

Werner Sobek Ingenieure   Werner Sobek   2002




           ...
Mountainside
108
Green Features




             S OLA R PA NELS
The electrical energy needed
      to run the mechanical
       ventilatio...
Mountainside
110
R128
       111
Waterside


While few of us make a living from
the sea or a river these days, more and more people are moving
to the water...
Waterside
            113
Waterside
114
howard house                                         West Pennant, Nova Scotia, Canada

Brian MacKay-Lyons Architects   Br...
Waterside
116
Howard House
               117
Waterside
118
Howard House
               119
Swart RESIDENCE                       Melbourne, Australia

Cocks Carmichael   Peter Carmichael   2004




               ...
Waterside
122
Swart Residence
                  123
Waterside
124
Green Features




C E N T R A L AIR S HA FT         PH O T O VO LTA IC CELLS          R A I NWAT E R C O L L E C T I O N ...
Waterside


While few of us make a living from
the sea or a river these days, more and more people are moving
to the water...
Waterside
            113
126
Lake Washington HOUSE                                Mercer Island, Washington

Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects   J...
128
Lake Washington House
                        129
walla womba guest house                                 Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia

1+2 Architecture   Cath Hall, M...
spa
                                                                                             3                        ...
McKinley HOUSE                                                 V
                                                         ...
McKinley House
                 137
McKinley House
                 139
desert


With its often unbearable temperatures
and scarce amounts of natural water, the desert is one of the
harshest env...
Desert
         141
Desert
142
tucson mountain house            Tucson, Arizona

Rick Joy Architects   Rick Joy   2001




                              ...
Desert
144
Tucson Mountain House
                        145
Desert
146
Tucson Mountain House
                        147
Desert
148
Giles Loft/Studio                                                 San Antonio, Texas

Lake/Flato Architects   Ted Flato, B...
Desert
150
Giles Loft/Studio
                    151
Desert
152
Green Features




HIG H- EFFICI EN CY          FRIT T ER E D GL A SS        PL A ST E R WA L L S           SAW-T O O T H ...
Desert
154
LoLoma 5 Lofts                         Scottsdale, Arizona

Will Bruder Architects   Will Bruder   2004




              ...
Desert
156
LoLoma 5 Lofts
                 157
Desert
158
LoLoma 5 Lofts
                 159
tropics


Between the Tropic of Cancer and the
Tropic of Capricorn lies a region where there are just two sea-
sons and te...
Tropics
          161
Tropics
162
Casuarina Beach house                                   Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia

Lahz Nimmo Architects   An...
Tropics
164
Casuarina Beach House
                        165
Tropics
166
Green Features




R E C L A IM ED W OOD          N O -T ECH VEN T IN G          F O U NDAT I O N-L E SS        O N- SI T ...
taylor house                                 Scotland Cay, Bahamas

Frank Harmon and Associates   Frank Harmon   2001




...
Tropics
170
Tropics
          171
Tropics
172
Taylor House
               173
Tropics
174
casa de carmen                                                        Baja California Sur, Mexico

Leddy Maytum Stacy Arch...
Tropics
176
Casa de Carmen
                 177
Casa de Carmen
                 179
anywhere



One of the most significant
developments in residential architecture over the last several
years, particularly ...
Anywhere
           181
GLIDE HOUSE                                     Anywhere

Michelle Kaufmann Designs   Michelle Kaufmann   2004




       ...
Project name
               183
Anywhere
184
Glide House
              185
Anywhere
186
Glide House
              187
FEATURED ARCHITECTS




      Resources
188
Featured Architects
                      189
resources




      Resources
190
Photography credits


          P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E.
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          Colorado Court
          Viikki
    ...
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which is made from 40 percent
reclaimed pulp.

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  1. 1. The Green House
  2. 2. Princeton Architectural Press The National Building Museum New York Washington, D.C. the g ho Alanna Stang and Christopher Hawthorne
  3. 3. reen use New Directions in Sustainable Architecture
  4. 4. Copyright 4
  5. 5. For András, Rachel, and Willa; and for architects, writers, and environmentalists to come Dedication 5
  6. 6. contents 18 City 9 FOREWORD 20 P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Project 26 156 Reade Street 10 INTRODUCTION Camera-Ready Green Design 30 Colorado Court 34 Viikki 38 1310 East Union Street 42 Sea Train House 48 The Solaire 52 Suburb 90 Mountainside 54 Solar Tube 92 House with Shades 62 Charlotte Residence 96 SolarHaus III 68 Villa Sari 100 Great (Bamboo) Wall 74 Little Tesseract 106 R128 80 Mill Valley Straw-Bale House 84 Naked House Contents 6
  7. 7. 112 Waterside 140 Desert 114 Howard House 142 Tucson Mountain House 120 Swart Residence 148 Giles Loft/Studio 126 Lake Washington House 154 Loloma 5 Lofts 130 Walla Womba Guest House 134 McKinley House 160 Tropics 180 Anywhere 162 Casuarina Beach House 182 Glide House 168 Taylor House 174 Casa de Carmen 188 FEATURED ARCHITECTS 190 RESOURCES Contents 7
  8. 8. acknowledgments Acknowledgments 8
  9. 9. foreword Foreword 9
  10. 10. camera-ready green design ONE AFTERNOON SEVERAL MONTHS AGO, we found ourselves waiting in the quiet, impossibly picturesque Swiss town of Domat/Ems to meet an architect named Dietrich Schwarz. Though still in his thir- ties, Schwarz has already earned a reputation as one of Switzerland’s leading practitioners of the environmentally friendly approach to architecture known as sustainable, or “green,” design. Using a com- bination of new, high-tech materials—some of his own invention— and old-fashioned architectural wisdom, he creates houses and other buildings that are snugly energy-efficient and sit lightly on the land. Introduction 10
  11. 11. Camera-Ready Green Design 11
  12. 12. Standards and Practices Introduction 12
  13. 13. A Very Short History Camera-Ready Green Design 13
  14. 14. A Movement’s Priorities Introduction 14
  15. 15. Camera-Ready Green Design 15
  16. 16. The Damage Done Introduction 16
  17. 17. Camera-Ready Green Design 17
  18. 18. city Cities have been around for more than six thousand years, drawing successive waves of new residents with their blend of commerce, culture, energy, and opportunity. The first city to surpass a population of one million was Baghdad, thirteen centuries ago. London topped five million in 1825; New York exceeded ten million a hundred years later. The metropolitan area around Tokyo surpassed twenty million in 1965 and is now closing in on thirty. City 18
  19. 19. City Urban 19
  20. 20. City 20
  21. 21. P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. project Rotterdam, the Netherlands Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten Rien Korteknie and 2001 Mechthild Stuhlmacher P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Project 21
  22. 22. City 22
  23. 23. Urban 23
  24. 24. City 24
  25. 25. P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Project 25
  26. 26. City 30
  27. 27. Colorado Court Santa Monica, California Pugh + Scarpa Architecture Angela Brooks 2002 Colorado Court 31
  28. 28. City 32
  29. 29. Colorado Court 33
  30. 30. City 34
  31. 31. Viikki Helsinki, Finland Various architects Ongoing Viikki 35
  32. 32. City 36
  33. 33. Viikki 37
  34. 34. City 38
  35. 35. 1310 East Union Street Seattle, Washington The Miller/Hull Partnership David Miller 2001 1310 East Union Street 39
  36. 36. City 40
  37. 37. 1310 East Union Street 41
  38. 38. City 42
  39. 39. sea train house Los Angeles, California Office of Mobile Design Jennifer Siegal 2003 Sea Train House 43
  40. 40. City 44
  41. 41. Green Features ADA P T IVE RE -USE N AT UR A L L I GH T R E C L A I ME D WO O D NAT U R AL M ICR O CLIM AT E OF M AT ERIAL S With a glass curtain-wall The massive Douglas fir The lush front garden, which The house’s structural facade and strategically crossbeams, which support includes a stream fed by elements are old sea-going placed exposures on the the cantilevered roof, were recycled water, generates storage containers, some side and rear elevations, reclaimed from a nearby cool breezes and fresh air, of which had been on site the house uses nothing but construction site. both of which are lacking in before the project began. natural light during the day. Sea Train’s asphalt-covered neighborhood. Sea Train House 45
  42. 42. City 46
  43. 43. Sea Train House 47
  44. 44. City 48
  45. 45. The Solaire New York, New York Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects Rafael Pelli 2002 The Solaire 49
  46. 46. City 50
  47. 47. The Solaire 51
  48. 48. suburb Suburbs are everywhere, everywhere cities are found. Conceived as a kind of utopia that would allow city workers to live in pastoral surroundings, the suburb, with its voracious appetite for open space and low- rise, low-density development, has turned out to be one of mankind’s more harmful intrusions on the environment. 52
  49. 49. Suburb 53
  50. 50. SOLAR TUBE Vienna, Austria Driendl Architects Georg Driendl 2001 Solar Tube 55
  51. 51. Suburb 56
  52. 52. Green Features IS OLATION GLASS CO N CRET E C O R E C H I MNE Y E F F E C T L O C A L MATER IALS Dual-ply windows containing A massive base of reinforced In the warm months of Driendl used locally quarried a thin metallic layer that concrete serves as both summer, the retractable granite as floor covering for attracts winter’s short rays structural anchor and glass roof provides a both the first and second while deflecting summer’s passive solar collector, convenient escape hatch for levels and maple wood long ones help regulate absorbing heat during rising hot air as well an easy grown in a neighboring interior temperatures. the day and then slowly ingress for cool breezes. forest for the custom releasing it at night. cabinetry and furniture. Suburb 58
  53. 53. Solar Tube 59
  54. 54. Suburb 60
  55. 55. Solar Tube 61
  56. 56. Charlotte residence Charlotte, North Carolina William McDonough + Partners Allison Ewing and William McDonough 2002 Charlotte Residence 63
  57. 57. Suburb 64
  58. 58. Charlotte Residence 65
  59. 59. Suburb 66
  60. 60. Charlotte Residence 67
  61. 61. suburb Suburbs are everywhere, everywhere cities are found. Conceived as a kind of utopia that would allow city workers to live in pastoral surroundings, the suburb, with its voracious appetite for open space and low- rise, low-density development, has turned out to be one of mankind’s more harmful intrusions on the environment. 52
  62. 62. Suburb 53
  63. 63. 68
  64. 64. villa sari Pori, Finland ARRAK Arkkitehdit R Hannu Kiiskilä 2000 Villa Sari 69
  65. 65. Suburb 70
  66. 66. Villa Sari 71
  67. 67. Suburb 72
  68. 68. Villa Sari 73
  69. 69. Little tesseract Rhinebeck, New York Y Steven Holl Architects Steven Holl 2004 Little Tesseract 75
  70. 70. Little Tesseract 77
  71. 71. 50 25 10 0 bedroom studio cooling pond dining room Suburb 78
  72. 72. Mill valley straw-bale house Marin County, California Arkin Tilt Architects David Arkin and Anni Tilt 2001 Mill Valley Straw-Bale House 81
  73. 73. Suburb 82
  74. 74. Mill Valley Straw-Bale House 83
  75. 75. Naked house Kawagoe, Japan Shigeru Ban Architects Shigeru Ban 2001 Naked House 85
  76. 76. Suburb 86
  77. 77. Naked House 87
  78. 78. Suburb 88
  79. 79. Naked House 89
  80. 80. MOUNTAINSIDE More than ten billion acres of the Earth’s surface are covered in forest, and most of that land falls in sparsely populated mountainous regions. These stunning landscapes, among the last to resist industrializa- tion, urbanization, and suburban sprawl, are essential to the survival of the planet. They promote water and soil conser- vation, provide flood control, synthesize huge amounts of oxygen, help protect against climate change, and promote long-term biodiversity. 90
  81. 81. Mountainside 91
  82. 82. Mountainside 92
  83. 83. House with shades Jebenhausen, Germany Achenbach Architekten + Designer Joachim and Gabriele Achenbach 2000 House with Shades 93
  84. 84. House with Shades 95
  85. 85. Mountainside 96
  86. 86. solarhaus iii Ebnat-Kappel, Switzerland Schwarz Architektur Dietrich Schwarz 2000 SolarHaus III 97
  87. 87. Mountainside 98
  88. 88. SolarHaus III 99
  89. 89. Mountainside 100
  90. 90. Great (bamboo) wall Commune by the Great Wall, Shuiguan-Badaling, China Kengo Kuma & Associates Kengo Kuma 2002 Great (Bamboo) Wall 101
  91. 91. Mountainside 102
  92. 92. Great (Bamboo) Wall 103
  93. 93. Mountainside 104
  94. 94. Great (Bamboo) Wall 105
  95. 95. Mountainside 106
  96. 96. R128 Stuttgart, Germany Werner Sobek Ingenieure Werner Sobek 2002 R128 107
  97. 97. Mountainside 108
  98. 98. Green Features S OLA R PA NELS The electrical energy needed to run the mechanical ventilation system is supplied by solar receptors embedded in the roof. S P LIT- S YST EM A IR C OND ITION IN G Each floor has a separate temperature control, which allows the system to cool or heat only the space being used. R E CYC LA B LE M ATERI ALS From the wood panel flooring and glass walls to the bolted steel skeleton, every component of the house was chosen for its capacity to be recycled. TR IP LE GLAZIN G With three layers of glass containing a film of metal- coated plastic foil in the air space between the outer and central panes, as well as inert gas between each layer, the windows have an extremely low heat transmission value. NATUR AL LIGH T Floor-to-ceiling windows eliminate the need for artificial light during the day.
  99. 99. Mountainside 110
  100. 100. R128 111
  101. 101. Waterside While few of us make a living from the sea or a river these days, more and more people are moving to the water’s edge. Communities small and large are disman- tling ports, repurposing docks, and greening embankments for the benefit of their citizens and businesses. The recent evolution of cities like Barcelona, London, and New York has been closely tied to the renaissance of their once-decrepit waterfronts, with the rehabilitation or addition of residential units there among the most prominent improvements. 112
  102. 102. Waterside 113
  103. 103. Waterside 114
  104. 104. howard house West Pennant, Nova Scotia, Canada Brian MacKay-Lyons Architects Brian MacKay-Lyons 1999 Howard House 115
  105. 105. Waterside 116
  106. 106. Howard House 117
  107. 107. Waterside 118
  108. 108. Howard House 119
  109. 109. Swart RESIDENCE Melbourne, Australia Cocks Carmichael Peter Carmichael 2004 Swart Residence 121
  110. 110. Waterside 122
  111. 111. Swart Residence 123
  112. 112. Waterside 124
  113. 113. Green Features C E N T R A L AIR S HA FT PH O T O VO LTA IC CELLS R A I NWAT E R C O L L E C T I O N AU T O MAT E D C L I MAT E Cutting through all three The solar collectors on the Rain is collected from the C O NT R O L S levels at the center of the roof, which supply most of roofs of the main house and An integrated system house, the airshaft is a site- the house’s electric power, are the garage and distributed to controls lights, blinds, air- specific feature that improves connected to the power grid the garden by an automated conditioning, and security, the internal air quality by with a 0.2KV inverter so that irrigation system. and can be programmed drawing fresh air from the excess electrical energy can to respond to light and exterior above the traffic line. be returned to the electrical temperature conditions supply authority. as well as patterns of occupancy. Swart Residence 125
  114. 114. Waterside While few of us make a living from the sea or a river these days, more and more people are moving to the water’s edge. Communities small and large are disman- tling ports, repurposing docks, and greening embankments for the benefit of their citizens and businesses. The recent evolution of cities like Barcelona, London, and New York has been closely tied to the renaissance of their once-decrepit waterfronts, with the rehabilitation or addition of residential units there among the most prominent improvements. 112
  115. 115. Waterside 113
  116. 116. 126
  117. 117. Lake Washington HOUSE Mercer Island, Washington Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects Jim Olson 2004 Lake Washington House 127
  118. 118. 128
  119. 119. Lake Washington House 129
  120. 120. walla womba guest house Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia 1+2 Architecture Cath Hall, Mike Verdouw, Fred Ward V 2003 Walla Womba Guest House 131
  121. 121. spa 3 1 s ov b s t c 1 2 rh c w dw w f r f sh r 3 2 4 3 3 3 b t bh m w rh rh c w w f t c w w f b b 0 1 3 6m sh r 1 outdoor living 2 living 3 sleeping 4 entry Walla Womba Guest House 133
  122. 122. McKinley HOUSE V Venice, California David Hertz Architects/Syndesis David Hertz and Stacy Fong 2004 McKinley House 135
  123. 123. McKinley House 137
  124. 124. McKinley House 139
  125. 125. desert With its often unbearable temperatures and scarce amounts of natural water, the desert is one of the harshest environments on Earth. But it is also a place of refuge and solace—a sanctuary for people seeking rejuvenation, spiritual uplift, and relief from the crush of big cities. Recently, however, especially in the United States, large tracts of desert land have been metastasizing into suburbs, with homogenous subdivisions connected by six-lane highways. Desert 140
  126. 126. Desert 141
  127. 127. Desert 142
  128. 128. tucson mountain house Tucson, Arizona Rick Joy Architects Rick Joy 2001 Tucson Mountain House 143
  129. 129. Desert 144
  130. 130. Tucson Mountain House 145
  131. 131. Desert 146
  132. 132. Tucson Mountain House 147
  133. 133. Desert 148
  134. 134. Giles Loft/Studio San Antonio, Texas Lake/Flato Architects Ted Flato, Bob Harris, Heather DeGrella 2001 Giles Loft/Studio 149
  135. 135. Desert 150
  136. 136. Giles Loft/Studio 151
  137. 137. Desert 152
  138. 138. Green Features HIG H- EFFICI EN CY FRIT T ER E D GL A SS PL A ST E R WA L L S SAW-T O O T H R O O F AIR - C ON DI T I O N IN G Covered with small ceramic With a high sand content, The north-facing glass Because the peaked roof dots that act like light- the plaster walls act as panels flood the house with allows hot air to rise, transmitting blinds, the thermal collectors, aborbing light. Even on gray days, less air conditioning is windows and skylights much of the heat so that the artificial light is rarely needed and then, only on reduce heat gain and air temperature stays cool. necessary. the hottest days. glare while keeping the space bright. 153
  139. 139. Desert 154
  140. 140. LoLoma 5 Lofts Scottsdale, Arizona Will Bruder Architects Will Bruder 2004 LoLoma 5 Lofts 155
  141. 141. Desert 156
  142. 142. LoLoma 5 Lofts 157
  143. 143. Desert 158
  144. 144. LoLoma 5 Lofts 159
  145. 145. tropics Between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn lies a region where there are just two sea- sons and temperatures are persistently high. The oppressive heat and humidity give way to periods of epic rainfall and pun- ishing storms—typhoons, cyclones, tornadoes—that can cause indiscriminate damage whenever and wherever they strike. 160
  146. 146. Tropics 161
  147. 147. Tropics 162
  148. 148. Casuarina Beach house Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia Lahz Nimmo Architects Annabel Lahz and Andrew Nimmo 2001 Casuarina Beach House 163
  149. 149. Tropics 164
  150. 150. Casuarina Beach House 165
  151. 151. Tropics 166
  152. 152. Green Features R E C L A IM ED W OOD N O -T ECH VEN T IN G F O U NDAT I O N-L E SS O N- SI T E WAT E R C L A D DING Despite the tropical ST R U C T U R E PU R I F I C AT I O N All exterior timber cladding conditions, the house Elevated on treated steel A series of cisterns converts and battens are of blue contains no mechanized struts (not shown), the rain into drinking water and gum, a hardwood native to air-conditioning aside from house hovers over the treats waste water for use the area that the architects ceiling fans. Slatted panels landscape instead of being in irrigation and flushing so salvaged from an old railway above doorways allow for set into the earth. This that neither storm water nor bridge. The hoop-pine cross ventilation at night. arrangement not only sewage ever leaves the site. plywood ceiling panels were minimizes the environmental sourced from plantation impact, it also allows cool timbers. air to circulate up from underneath. Casuarina Beach House 167
  153. 153. taylor house Scotland Cay, Bahamas Frank Harmon and Associates Frank Harmon 2001 Taylor House 169
  154. 154. Tropics 170
  155. 155. Tropics 171
  156. 156. Tropics 172
  157. 157. Taylor House 173
  158. 158. Tropics 174
  159. 159. casa de carmen Baja California Sur, Mexico Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects Marsha Maytum and Roberto Sheinberg 2001 Casa de Carmen 175
  160. 160. Tropics 176
  161. 161. Casa de Carmen 177
  162. 162. Casa de Carmen 179
  163. 163. anywhere One of the most significant developments in residential architecture over the last several years, particularly in the United States and Europe, has been the effort to rehabilitate the reputation of prefabricated, or modular, housing. Using powerful design software that allows them to combine the cost savings of factory-built homes with the aesthetic benefits of customized design, a number of young firms are creating modular houses that offer sophisti- cated architecture at a remarkably low price. 180
  164. 164. Anywhere 181
  165. 165. GLIDE HOUSE Anywhere Michelle Kaufmann Designs Michelle Kaufmann 2004 Anywhere 182
  166. 166. Project name 183
  167. 167. Anywhere 184
  168. 168. Glide House 185
  169. 169. Anywhere 186
  170. 170. Glide House 187
  171. 171. FEATURED ARCHITECTS Resources 188
  172. 172. Featured Architects 189
  173. 173. resources Resources 190
  174. 174. Photography credits P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. 156 Reade Street Colorado Court Viikki 130 East Union Street Sea Train House The Solaire Solar Tube Charlotte Residence Villa Sari Little Tesseract Mill Valley Straw-Bale House Naked House House with Shades SolarHaus III Great (Bamboo) Wall R128 Howard House Swart Residence Lake Washington House Walla Womba Guest House McKinley House Tucson Mountain House Giles Loft/Studio LoLoma 5 Lofts Casaurina Beach House Taylor House Casa de Carmen Photography Credits 191
  175. 175. This book is printed on Zander Mega, which is made from 40 percent reclaimed pulp. The typefaces used in this book are Thesis Serif, Clarendon, and Rosewood. Colophon 192

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