Pole Star

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May 13, 2009
Originally published in Think Smaller
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  The sun shines over the meadow on the backside of Kuczia’s carbon-saving creation, whose central atrium contains the living room. In summer, the glass doors open.
    The sun shines over the meadow on the backside of Kuczia’s carbon-saving creation, whose central atrium contains the living room. In summer, the glass doors open.
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  The main living area of the house is in the larch-wood-clad ground floor. The “black box”—–a three-story structure made from charcoal-colored fiber-cement panels—–contains another living room. The facade absorbs warmth from the sun, preventing heat loss in winter; in warm weather, hot air escapes through the top window.
    The main living area of the house is in the larch-wood-clad ground floor. The “black box”—–a three-story structure made from charcoal-colored fiber-cement panels—–contains another living room. The facade absorbs warmth from the sun, preventing heat loss in winter; in warm weather, hot air escapes through the top window.
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  The garden-ready rooftop can provide additional insulation and soundproofing.
    The garden-ready rooftop can provide additional insulation and soundproofing.
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