Solar-powered Cloverdale house is made of reclaimed wood from a 1970s kit home

June 23, 2017 by  
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This solar-powered home in Cloverdale, California was built using reclaimed wood from an existing 1970s kit log home. Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects utilized existing site elements to create the new 2150-square-foot house with minimal impact on the environment. The owners of the property commissioned the architects to design a sustainable home that’s easy to use and doesn’t disrupt its natural surroundings. Inspired by traditional screened porches , the architects designed a screened-in living space and included the porch in the body of the house as an entry to the guest bedrooms. This double role of the porch reduced the need for circulation and helped keep the footprint of the house to it minimum . Related: Kentfield Hillside Residence Rises Under a Green Roof North of San Francisco A solar array installed on the south-facing roof, along with solar hot water panels, provide enough power to meet most of the energy requirements of the house. PV-powered heat pumps provide radiant heating or cooling, depending on the weather conditions and seasonal needs. In order to reduce construction costs, the architects reused the wood of the original kit log house as decking, interior and exterior wood paneling. + Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects Via Dwell Photos by Matthew Millman

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Bright and Airy LEED Platinum School Commons in California Has No Walls!

April 2, 2012 by  
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Designed as an experiment in sustainability and a model for future programs, this LEED Platinum school commons in California has absolutely no solid walls. Located north of San Francisco in a residential community called Ross, the breezy 7,550 square facility designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects is situated in the center of Branson School’s campus and is fronted by an enviable terrace and garden where students enjoy nature-centered outdoor learning. Read the rest of Bright and Airy LEED Platinum School Commons in California Has No Walls! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “leed” , “sustainable development” , Branson School , California , eco design , green design , photovoltaic panels , platinum , Ross , sustainable design , Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

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