Dreamy cabin harvests rainwater and natural light for a minimal carbon footprint

January 8, 2018 by  
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Nevada-based INCLINEDESIGN proves sustainable design can be beautiful in this dreamy timber cabin on Lopez Island, Washington. Available in the summer as a vacation rental, the Barn Gallery guesthouse is a showcase of eco-friendly design – from its use of reclaimed timber and metal to its elegantly crafted rainwater catchment system. Surrounded by four acres of woodland and private meadow, the guesthouse faces southwest for views of a secluded waterfront bluff. The Barn Gallery project began as a “deconstruction” of a 1970s-era home, with the designers recycling materials where possible while retaining the original building footprint. The new home’s untreated timber siding was reclaimed from the original home’s floor joists, which were milled from trees felled on the property in 1970. Corten steel frames the single-pitched roof and walls and reclaimed metal components compliment the timber palette that will naturally develop a silvery patina over time. The light-filled interior is modern and minimalist with custom artistic touches like the unique sandblasted shower glass and the copper towel warmers plumbed inline with the in-floor hot water pipes. Reclaimed timber can also be seen indoors in the form of new custom furnishings. Per its name, Barn Gallery regularly hosts rotating art exhibits featuring local artists. Related: Rammed-charcoal home is a handsome oasis between the trees To keep energy use to a minimum, the designers installed smart energy monitoring, a structural insulated panel roof, and underfloor radiant heating with heat recovery ventilation and heat pump technologies. A solar array was omitted due to budget. Rainwater is captured and filtered on-site through a rain garden and is also harvested in a large timber-clad rain barrel. + INCLINEDESIGN Via Dwell Images by Steve Horn

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Behnisch Architekten’s John and Frances Angelos Law Center Opens at the University of Baltimore

August 12, 2013 by  
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Google incorporates green roofs into headquarters expansion

March 13, 2013 by  
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As it doubles the size of its headquarters, Google is using green touches like a huge green roof and radiant heating.

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MOSS is a Solar and Wind Powered Prefab Office That’s Perfect for the Backyard

January 7, 2013 by  
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Peter Rose & Partners Open Award Winning Kripalu Annex

July 16, 2010 by  
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How do you blend the meditative and rejuvenating aspects of yoga with modern sustainable architecture? Peter Rose + Partners offers up an inspired solution with the newly opened Kripalu Annex, an award-winning housing tower at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts.

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BigDog: The Car-Crushing DIY Bicycle Monster Truck

July 16, 2010 by  
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If you’ve ever ridden your bike on city streets, you’ve surely experienced the desire to inflict some pain on cars and their rather absent-minded — or plain vicious — drivers. Well, now you can! (Not that Inhabitat endorses violence or destruction of property in any way.) Meet the monster truck of the bike world, the aptly named BigDog — a 600-pound four-person “bike” that can roll right over a car.

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Middelfart Savings in Denmark Banks on Energy Efficiency

April 22, 2010 by  
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Banks aren’t often known for their architecture these days, but the Middlefart Savings Bank is making a name for itself in the small Danish harbor town.

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