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January 22, 2009

The Lighthouse, by British architects Sheppard Robson, seeks to redefine the future of residential energy by plugging into the sky itself.

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  The most unique feature of the Lighthouse is the windcatcher, or the vertical void that cuts down through the center of the house from the roof.
    The most unique feature of the Lighthouse is the windcatcher, or the vertical void that cuts down through the center of the house from the roof.
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  At the top of the house sits the ultra-modern descendant of an ancient Middle Eastern cooling tool: an air shaft with operable shutters that release hot and cool air.
    At the top of the house sits the ultra-modern descendant of an ancient Middle Eastern cooling tool: an air shaft with operable shutters that release hot and cool air.
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  The Lighthouse lives up to its name, filled with natural daylight from floor to double-height ceiling. Light wood, white walls, and plenty of glass help keep the place bright.
    The Lighthouse lives up to its name, filled with natural daylight from floor to double-height ceiling. Light wood, white walls, and plenty of glass help keep the place bright.

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