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Solar Section in the Summer - contemporary - Drawings - Chicago - Kipnis Architecture + Planning

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Loft conversions are becoming increasingly popular due to the cost of upgrading to a bigger home. But will a loft conversion add value to your property? Here’s the lowdown on loft conversions, including some top tips

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Exterior Feature Walls | Residential Projects | Hard As Rocks

Exterior Feature Walls | Residential Projects | Hard As Rocks

IslandWood  by: Mithun   Solar + Passive Ventilation diagram

IslandWood by: Mithun Solar + Passive Ventilation diagram

Up for a DIY Project? Go SolarMother Earth News

Up for a DIY Project? Go Solar

From Zero Energy Design (ZED), the Solar Decathlon Sustainable House in Ithaca, New York, was the result of a competition held by the Department of Energy at Cornell University.

Home Ideas Centre

Home Ideas Centre

Gallery - Bud Clark Commons / Holst Architecture - 39

Gallery of Bud Clark Commons / Holst Architecture - 39

windcatcher diagrams

Natural Health Blog- MOTHER EARTH NEWS - Healthy living, Herbal Remedies, DIY Beauty

link didn't take me to this, so this is more like a marker to look this up later. Natural stack ventilation a. solar chimney - all function on Bernoulli's Principle

Passive Solar Heating Basics - 14 Design Principles for the  Passive Solar Home

Passive Solar Heating - The Free Energy Way to Heat Your Home

great article: Passive Solar Heating Basics - 14 Design Principles for the Passive Solar Home

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters | AIA Top Ten

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters in California by EHDD

UK's First Amphibious House Approved for the River Thames, Floats on Rising Tides | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

UK's First Amphibious House Approved for the River Thames, Floats on Rising Tides

Could amphibious homes prove a solution to floods? Floating houses among ideas touted as answer to yearly inundations

this is pretty much exactly how we are builing our retirement home in SC. Only it will be a little deeper but all spaced will be completely open to the windows in the front creating bay-like sections in the home for different rooms. Can. Not. Wait.

this is pretty much exactly how we are builing our retirement home in SC. Only it will be a little deeper but all spaced will be completely open to the windows in the front creating bay-like sections in the home for different rooms.

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