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July 16, 2013
Away from the tightly packed buildings and light pollution of the city, these rural homes become lanterns at night.
Modern glass house in Texas with living roof

The Edgeland House’s living roof blends into its surroundings during the day, but at night its floor-to-ceiling windows light up to create a glowing crevice outside of Austin, Texas. 

Photo by: Dave Mead

 

 

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Lauren Ewing’s stylish but unassuming shotgun-style house in Vincennes, Indiana, is set into a hill overlooking a field she has known since childhood.

 A shotgun house in rural Indiana lights up the valley as light seeps out the windows and illuminates the surrounding foliage.

Photo by: Kyoko Hamada

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modern courtyard house with custom rain screen

Smooth piles of snow blanket the ground around the Hillsdale Screen House in mountainous New York. The house’s asymmetrical windows cast beautiful patterns at night, in addition to being designed to help the house withstand “occasionally brutal weather.”

Photo by: John Muggenborg

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Mooney and Sparano’s house glows like a lantern against a backdrop of scrubby oaks, faux colonials, and “wannabe lodges” with more square footage but less eco-cred. The home’s northwest facade, facing the canyon and a 200-acre camp for individuals with di

On the side of Utah’s Emigration Canyon, the state’s first LEED for Homes-rated abode shines—both literally and figuratively—among neighboring lodges.

Photo by: Dustin Aksland

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glowing home reflected on water Texas countryside

Drawing inspiration from modern techniques and from the “low corrugated-metal outbuildings” that define the rural Texas landscape, architect M.J. Neal designed Farley Studio to be a part of the countryside by day and a gleaming beacon by night.

Photo by: Jack Thompson

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Modern glass house in Texas with living roof

The Edgeland House’s living roof blends into its surroundings during the day, but at night its floor-to-ceiling windows light up to create a glowing crevice outside of Austin, Texas. 

Photo by: Dave Mead

 

 

Photo by Dave Mead.

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