As featured in the Taschen book 100 Contemporary Green Buildings, the minimal design of the Mandakovic House by WMR Arquitectos in Navidad, Los Arcos, Chile, allows its scenic location take center stage. Photo by Sergio Pirrone.
Architects David Arkin and Anni Tilt found a balance between passive design strategies—plenty of natural light, maximized winter sun, shaded harsh summer rays, and cross-ventilated breezes—and the latest in green technologies in this Santa Cruz strawbale house. Photo by Gabriela Hasbun. See the house come together in a "bale-raising" gathering here.
A set of solar panels, a wind-powered well, and passive sustainable strategies make living miles from municipal utilities a non-issue for this Chile beach house. Photo by Cristóbal Palma.
Another find from the book 100 Contemporray Green Buildings, the Cafeteria and Day Care Center by Aldinger Architekten in the Waldorf School in Stuttgart, Germany, has geothermal-controlled ventilation and a highly insulated envelope that contributes to an energy savings of nearly 30%. Photo by Roland Halbe.
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