By raising the structure over the shaded parking area, the designers were able to provide additional cooling air from below, and eliminate the need for air-conditioning.  Photo 1 of 4 in Taking His Own Advice
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Reitz in the kitchen, which is outfitted with efficient fluorescent lighting and Energy Star appliances.  Photo 3 of 4 in Taking His Own Advice
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Throughout the house operable windows enable cross ventilation. The ones Reitz and Kurath used contain krypton gas, a dense gas that enables heat to be transmitted more slowly, between the panes. The dining table and chairs are vintage Danish pieces.  Photo 2 of 4 in Taking His Own Advice
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