The front door is made from re-milled old leftover beams. A custom pivot mechanism allows the weight of the massive door to rest on a tiny point, allowing for almost friction-free operation.
The house uses solar panels and water tanks to function off the grid. Its waste water is recycled and used for irrigation.
The front door of this house in Scotland is built from charred cedar boards—a traditional way of fireproofing wood. In this case, the effect on the front door is likely more aesthetic than preventative—though you can never be too careful. See the Japanese-inspired interiors, including a tatami room and a sunken dining table, in our original story. Photo by Ben Anders.
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