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Were “EcoHat” to come up in passing,you would most likely think of something chunky, organic, and woolen–—perhaps a beanie with earflaps to keep you toasty while chained to a logger’s truck. But in fact, the EcoHat is an innovative environmental housing feature created by British architects Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners (the new name for Richard Rogers Partnership) for the wonderfully un-British Oxley Woods development. The colorful set of detached homes is situated on the edge of the much-maligned planned community of Milton Keynes, about 50 miles northwest of London
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  Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners have made a feature of the roof-mounted EcoHat, which both hides unsightly solar panels and gives a unique look to the properties.
    Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners have made a feature of the roof-mounted EcoHat, which both hides unsightly solar panels and gives a unique look to the properties.
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  With sharp geometry and bold color contrasts, the Oxley Woods homes wear their EcoHats smartly, bringing fresh design to style to energy-efficient technology.
    With sharp geometry and bold color contrasts, the Oxley Woods homes wear their EcoHats smartly, bringing fresh design to style to energy-efficient technology.

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