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River Place / Paul F. Hirzel

From the architect. At the end of a single lane road cut into a hillside, on a dry west-facing slope near Juliaetta, Idaho, the owners wanted to restore a pioneer vineyard (the first known vineyard in the canyon). Preserving the most ideal land for the...

Eco Houses around the world

US. This housing unit in San Francisco's Bay Area includes photovoltaics, a solar domestic hot water system and zoned radiant heating. "There is a huge section of the Bay Area population who make it a priority to live in a thoughtful and sustainable house," says...

Green Roofs Organization

Green roof system is an extension of the existing roof which involves a high quality water proofing and root repellant system, a drainage system, filter cloth, a lightweight growing medium and plants. Green roof systems may be modular, with drainage layers, filter cloth, growing media and...

Green Roofs: the Urban Jungle’s Upper Canopy

High atop some of the urban jungle's tallest, widest buildings, city residents are laying down soil and planting native vegetation. Modern green roofs, which are typically flat (unlike traditional Scandinavian sod roofs), help to lower heating and cooling costs while reducing air and water pollution....

Green Roof

Advantages of green roofs Research from around the world indicates that green roofs reduce annual run-off from roofs by at least 50%, and more usually by 60-70% – contributing to urban drainage and flood alleviation schemes. Moreover, the rate of release following heavy rainfall is slowed,...

Chiles Residence

Built upon the steel frame of a previous home and a love of mid-century modern art and architecture, the Chiles Residence provides both open perches and quiet retreats on its wooded hill site. Using rusted steel panels and white painted steep beams, along with wood,...

Big Dig Building

Most are familiar with Boston's ongoing "Big Dig." Few, however, give thought to the massive amount of waste that accompanies construction on this scale, namely the dismantling of the existing and temporary roadways. The Big Dig Building proposes to relocate and recycle these infrastructural materials...

Panel House

The house is located on 28 x 89 foot lot on the Ocean Front Walk in Venice Beach. Due to the lots’ long and narrow dimensions, the design intent is to create a series of angled walls and reveals in the side elevations in order...

Transparent House

Bridge House cautiously. It is made of two rolls of steel with concrete floors and steel decking, has a roof made from plantation pipe and fitted with transparent glass walls. Another example of narrow houses, is certain to bring out feelings of entry Worth $...

Pool House

Joaquín Alvado Bañón has recently completed the Pool House, a project that research the relation between architecture and water, in Orihuela, near Alicante, Spain. It is a rethinking, in a sustainable way of life, to transform the way of promoting the east side of Spain. Architecture...