We are proud to be in this fine book and I’m particularly happy that my pictures are getting published all over the place. I’m enjoying photography more and more, as I have been mentioning in this blog. I’m preparing an exhibition… I’ll post about it soon.
Anyway, the focus of the book is sustainability. I encourage you to review the Texas Architect article by Richard Wintersole, AIA:
Conserving energy is important to Neal, thus the SIPs serve as a thermal umbrella and air is encouraged to circulate through the building from end to end. The Farleys plan to add a large, low-velocity fan to improve the air circulation. When ambient air breezes through the home, the Farleys and their guests are truly in touch with the natural world.”
or by going to the Dwell article by Sarah Rich
In a climate like this, air-conditioning seems indispensable, but to cool the entire structure artificially would be inefficient and costly. Neal devised a solution by building a 540-square-foot box nested within the superstructure, which contains the bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen, as the only air-conditioned space in the building. The two-story plywood envelope has sliding walls on all sides that can be closed to keep cool temperatures in or left open to the fluctuations of the natural ventilation throughout the building.”
3 thoughts on “Sustainable Homes in the USA”
This is 1 of my favorites Viviane! I Love the B & W version from a distance, as well!
Oh & BTW….Although I love the attention, I fully recognize that this was only a bit of a collaboration! MJ took my RAW imagery & turned it into a RAW Palace! LOVE & Go Prez. Obama!
What a unique architectural design. It gives a nice view to the environment. 😉