Posted: 28 Nov 2011 11:37 PM PST
This eco construction was designed by Cook + Fox Architects. It is called Live Work Home, a flexible and eco friendly building located in Syracuse, New York. The design is very innovative and energy efficient, so it can receive LEED Platinum Certificate from USGBC President, Rick Fedrizzi.
This sustainable house has unique design as it is wrapped by perforated screens that can be adjusted, covering the house from harsh direct sunlight. The location of the house was aimed to maximize natural daylighting. It is supported by skylight tubes and large windows. This eco friendly building was also designed to be flexible. It uses sliding doors and mobile partitions. By these, it can be divided in multiply ways.
Environmentally friendly building materials were also used to achieve high sustainability, energy efficiency, and healthy indoor air quality. SIP material were used to provide good insulation of the house. Salvaged woods were used for cabinetry, while rain barrels and grasses were applied to provide rainwater catchment system. Water based radiant floor heater will provide warmth for the interior. To support the flexibility, no pipes or radiators need to be taken in rearranging the space.
The flexibility of this sustainable building also provides possibilities of using it as office or another purposes. This building is affordable.
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