The Sky is the Limit

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February 12, 2013
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  The corrugated steel panels and steel beams used for the Kitchener residence were created offsite and trucked in. Take a look at  the rest of this home here.
  Photo by Peter Hyatt. Courtesy of 
Peter Hyatt.  This originally appeared in Rising to the Occasion.

    The corrugated steel panels and steel beams used for the Kitchener residence were created offsite and trucked in. Take a look at the rest of this home here.


    Photo by Peter Hyatt. Courtesy of 
Peter Hyatt.
    This originally appeared in Rising to the Occasion.
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  The Casa Cuatro, located in Chile, sits above a 180-foot cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. See more of this green home here.  Photo by Cristóbal Palma. Courtesy of Crisobal Palma.  This originally appeared in Tunquen Treasure.

    The Casa Cuatro, located in Chile, sits above a 180-foot cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. See more of this green home here.

    Photo by Cristóbal Palma. Courtesy of Crisobal Palma.
    This originally appeared in Tunquen Treasure.
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  Julie, James, and their son Christian enjoy an unexpected bonus of living in a house on stilts––a pair of swings suspended from the base of the structure. See the full gallery of images here.  Photo by Mike Sinclair.   This originally appeared in A Lot to Love.

    Julie, James, and their son Christian enjoy an unexpected bonus of living in a house on stilts––a pair of swings suspended from the base of the structure. See the full gallery of images here.

    Photo by Mike Sinclair.
    This originally appeared in A Lot to Love.
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  Nine slender steel columns held in place by cross-bracing hold this small weekend house 21 feet in midair. Click here for more stilted living in Japan.  Courtesy of Go Hasegawa.

    Nine slender steel columns held in place by cross-bracing hold this small weekend house 21 feet in midair. Click here for more stilted living in Japan.

    Courtesy of Go Hasegawa.
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  The deck built on the ground level of the holiday home designed by André Lessard and Barbara Dewhirst provides ample outdoor space during inclement weather. See more  of this Canadian Beacon here.  Photo by Paul Orenstein. Courtesy of Paul Orenstein
.  This originally appeared in Canadian Beacon.

    The deck built on the ground level of the holiday home designed by André Lessard and Barbara Dewhirst provides ample outdoor space during inclement weather. See more of this Canadian Beacon here.

    Photo by Paul Orenstein. Courtesy of Paul Orenstein
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    This originally appeared in Canadian Beacon.
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  It’s a fact of physics that hot air rises, and this simple concept is all Maria and Matthew Salenger needed to design a passive cooling system for the backyard pods they use as bedrooms at their house in Tempe––where the average daily temperature is 86 degrees. The light, steel-framed structures float on stilts above the yard, allowing cooler air to circulate underneath. Click to see more of this modern pod house in Arizona.  Photo by Bill Timmerman. Courtesy of Bill Timmerman

.  This originally appeared in Pod Living.

    It’s a fact of physics that hot air rises, and this simple concept is all Maria and Matthew Salenger needed to design a passive cooling system for the backyard pods they use as bedrooms at their house in Tempe––where the average daily temperature is 86 degrees. The light, steel-framed structures float on stilts above the yard, allowing cooler air to circulate underneath. Click to see more of this modern pod house in Arizona.

    Photo by Bill Timmerman. Courtesy of Bill Timmerman

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    This originally appeared in Pod Living.
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