A striking sawtooth roof tops this net-zero lake house in Canada

February 8, 2018 by  
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Architects Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster have created a gorgeous lakeside home that actually generates as much energy as it uses . Located on the banks of Canada’s Stoney Lake, the net-zero Sky House is marked by a zigzagging roof that runs the length of the home. The 3,100 square-foot home consists of two separate structures stacked on top of one another. The upper elongated structure is clad in petrified wood panels and topped with a zigzagging roof . The lower level features a cube-like mini room that’s tucked into the landscape and virtually invisible. The home’s unique layout creates an empty space between the living areas and the sloping landscape. The unusual design provides easy access to various rooms as well as a calm, serene space to read surrounded by nature. Related: Zigzagging Het Anker community center in the Netherlands is partially buried underground The home’s interior is all-white and contemporary, and the living areas are located on the top level. Glazed walls run the length of the home, providing lots of natural light as well as stunning views of the surroundings. The bedrooms are located on the lower level, whose square rooftop pulls double duty as a terrace for the living spaces above. The Sky House is also a sustainable powerhouse packed with energy-efficient features. Solar panels generate 100 percent of the home’s energy needs, while factory-inspired skylights facing north provide natural light and mitigate heat gain in the summer months. The building materials were chosen for their low-maintenance and long-lasting qualities . The house is made of heat-treated wood cladding, and it features a reflective standing seam metal roof. The spacious interior features walls made from formaldehyde-free plywood. + Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster Photography by Doublespace Photography

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7 Most Amazing Slides Around the World

April 13, 2014 by  
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Slides are one of those playground staples that never seem to go out of style, no matter what age we are. Whether they’re used as a fun way to spice up an office environment or were naturally built into the environment, slides are cherished for more than their ability to zip us from point A to point B. Here at Inhabitat, we’ve round up 7 of our favorite slides from around the world–hit the jump to see them all! READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: blaxand riverside park , changyi airport , city museum , giant tube slide , governors island , metal slides , playground , Sky House , SLIDES , sliding rock , technical university of munich , water slides

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