Sweet Nothing

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January 8, 2009

We’re heading into an uncertain future, but two things are clear: Technology is getting better and the environment is getting worse. Fortunately, the former offers solutions for the latter, as zeroHouse sets out to prove. This prefab concept uses the tools of today to paint a digital picture of the house of tomorrow.

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  In the rendering for the zeroHouse, the building appears to be both a harmonious addition to the landscape and a harbinger of future architectural forms.
    In the rendering for the zeroHouse, the building appears to be both a harmonious addition to the landscape and a harbinger of future architectural forms.
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  Instead of a poured foundation, four helical anchors secure the structure to its site, keeping its footprint slight and making it easy to uproot and transport.
    Instead of a poured foundation, four helical anchors secure the structure to its site, keeping its footprint slight and making it easy to uproot and transport.
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  Spatial efficiency is key in this compact home. In the living room, built-ins maximize floor area.
    Spatial efficiency is key in this compact home. In the living room, built-ins maximize floor area.
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  Overhead the roof becomes a sundeck.
    Overhead the roof becomes a sundeck.

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