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Green architecture – Earthship Farmstead House, Virginia

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments12 June 2013

earthship-farmstead-virginia-1Nestled in the hillside of Virginia mountains, the Earthship Farmstead house received Passive House Certification in February 2013 and it is on track for LEED Platinum certification for homes. While it doesn’t represent a typical example of an earthship house, where people tend to use scrap material to build them, it is built on similar… »

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Green architecture – Ying Yang House, Venice, California

By Damir Beciri
28 May 2013

yin-yang-house-1Located in neighborhood with single-family bungalows lined up side by side as if in an a small town, the Ying Yang House stands out as one of the few modern dwellings in Venice, California. This home and office was designed with both passive and active solutions to achieve nearly net-zero energy status, and it provides both… »

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Green architecture – Walton Residence, California

By Damir Beciri
One Comment31 July 2012

walton-residence-1Located at 1521 Neptune Ave, Encinitas, California, the Walton Residence recently received LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council. The exquisite and luxurious, yet clean-lined home which is sited on a previously developed lot across the street from the beach in beautiful Leucadia, received a total of 108 out of a possible 136 LEED… »

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Green architecture – Vicino House

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments8 February 2011

vicino-house-1Vicino House is another example of architecture practice where sustainable and luxurious intertwines, and it has earned LEED for Homes Platinum certification. Perched on the steep bank of Pacific Palisades, California, the house features spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Bay. Materials used in the build and the building envelope are… »

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Green architecture – Solera apartments, Denver

By Damir Beciri
13 December 2010

solera-1Solera, at 1956 Lawrence St., is projected to be the first LEED Gold Certified multi-family building in the Rocky Mountain Region. It is currently first of its kind in downtown Denver. Designed by Zocalo Community Development, the 11-story Solera has 120 units and almost 511 square meters (5,500 square-feet) of retail space in walking distance… »

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Green architecture – 1301 Preston Way, Venice, CA

By Damir Beciri
One Comment28 March 2010

1301-preston-wayIf you’re in the market for a green, solar-powered home in California, you might just check out this contemporary house in Venice. The 290 square meters (3,115 square feet) home has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a private courtyard accessible through expansive folding doors. Located at 1301 Preston Way, the new and contemporary home is… »