This modern, Bend, OR architectural masterpiece is situated on 10 acres of private property, featuring unparalleled mountain views. The contemporary, 4100 sq. ft. home, offers four bedrooms and four baths, and runs on solar energy.
Festive string lights can set a glow to nighttime parties and brighten up outdoor spaces during the day. The Soji™ Mod Tulip solar string light set has 10 bell-shaped nylon lanterns, stretching 33 feet in total length.
Your attic space is one of the hottest areas in your home, and your roof takes the brunt of the sun’s rays. Add those two factors together and suddenly it’s clear why a solar-powered attic fan makes sense for a lot of homeowners. Attic heat barriers and insulation are critical parts of energy efficient homes, but solar attic fans can further lower temperatures in your attic space, taking a load off your AC … and as a result, your pocketbook.
A lovely luminaria option for the outdoors is the Soji™ Stella Cylinder Lantern, in red, bronze, midnight blue and silver. The lanterns, from Allsop Home & Garden, can hang from trees, decks and porches or be placed on the ground or to decorate a tabletop.
Designed as a LEED Platinum, Net Zero home from the ground up, this home will withstand and utilize the harshest Florida elements. A 10.8 kilowatt photovoltaic system harvests the power of the sun, and abundant tropic rainwater collects in the integrated 8800 gallon cistern.
The open air living room in this Point Lorna, California, villa home spills out toward a courtyard terrace. Plush sofas and wing back chairs dominate the interior, where seating is accented with plush lilac pillows to complement vases of flowers decorating a low marble coffee table. The cylindrical vases throughout the room complement modern solar-powered candelabras overhead.
The owners of this Keck & Keck-designed ranch house wanted to add a second story. To keep its original aesthetic while expanding it, the renovation maintained the beams and passive solar features such as large soffits and window placement as well as the home's strong horizontal lines, volumetric squared masses and stacking square and rectangular forms.
A 30 panel photovoltaic system mounted on the roof feeds electricity back to the grid. While the footprint and overall form of the Capitol Hill Residence were shaped by the restrictions of the site, the architectural and mechanical systems at work define the aesthetic. Working closely with a team of engineers, landscape architects, and solar designers we were able to arrive at an elegant, environmentally sustainable home that achieves the needs of the clients, and fits within the context of the site and surrounding community.
The bold color and pattern used on the exterior of this modern home was inspired by abstract art. Various shades of blue connect the house, sited on the ridge of a hill, to the the sky that serves as its backdrop. Orange, as the complementary color, creates a dynamic contrast. The sustainable home runs on solar power and captures rainwater in cisterns.
This Big Sky, Mont., house is oriented toward the best view of the river while maintaining good solar orientation for taking advantage of solar heat gain in the winter and keeping out the hot summer sun. The large roof over the living room serves to shade large areas of glass in the summer, while geothermal heat pumps and high levels of insulation help keep it warm and energy efficient in the winter.
The homeowners love to entertain, so the house is designed to create an open and casual atmosphere with a strong connection to the outdoors. The home is oriented toward the best view of the river while maintaining good solar orientation for taking advantage of solar heat gain in the winter and keeping out the hot summer sun. The large roof over the living room serves to shade large areas of glass in the summer, while geothermal heat pumps and high levels of insulation help keep it warm and energy efficient in the winter. With such an extreme climate in Big Sky, Mont., the house is specifically designed to withstand both sides of the temperature spectrum.
This contemporary home is situated in the tranquil Sonoran Desert setting of the Desert Mountain private golf community located in Scottsdale, Ariz. Floor-to-ceiling glass and steel windows give way to a soaring roof with massive copper overhangs and sweeping angles. The beautiful home and its architecturally significant roof lines are positioned to maximize natural daylight while minimizing glare and solar heat gain — all without distrubing the alluring views of the golf course, desert vistas and distant city lights.
This home is located on a steeply sloping ridge top and is designed to sensitively step down with the land. The steep topography influenced the linear design as it hugs along a natural rock outcropping. The layout is perfectly harmonious to the land and sun, allowing the home to orient its long faces to the north and south while minimizing its east and west exposures.
Tall, north-facing window walls capture cool, even lighting throughout the day, while deep overhangs along the south protect from overexposure from the sun. The main roof sheds to the south, providing maximum solar collection potential. Decks and screened-in porches along the south face also provide areas for outdoor entertaining and a means to capture prevailing breezes that blow up from the canyons below.
This phenomenal home, located in the Sonoran Desert in Scottsdale, Ariz., boasts architecturally significant roof lines that are positioned to maximize natural daylight while minimizing glare and solar heat gain.