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Submitted by: Earth Bound Homes
This home was designed by the homeowner, who is also a famous architect that designs Catholic churches all around the world. The design is based around isolateral, overlapping triangles. With expansive views of their own small valley and vinyard, the design of the home takes advantage of the beautiful vistas from every room. The project resembled more of an commercial building than a residential project as the main building materials used were lots and lots of steel and concrete for the structural framework and SIP panels for insulation and the sheer to keep the house from falling down in an earthquake. The amazing final product takes the breath away and mutes all the memories of all the technical challenges encountered while building a 7,000 sq. ft. house made of triangles.
Green Features Include:
- Private stream runs through the house, adding beautiful "babbling brook" sounds while cooling the house through evaporative cooling.
- Radiant heat flooring with high mass concrete floors on all levels
- SIP panels form the exterior insulated envelope and the earthquake resisting stuctural support
- Modern double paned inert gas filled windows
- Durable exterior finish of Stucco and rock ensure a long lasting exterior with little maintenance.
- Huge amounts of insulated glass provide ample daylighting and amazing views
- stone floors in much of the house assure apple heat evolution from the radian't pipes and aid is passive solar heating in the winter.