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Green architecture – Cohen Home in Lenado, Colorado

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments17 July 2011

cohen-home-lenado-colorado-1Cohen Home in Lenado, Colorado, is located on altitude of 2,636 meters (8650 feet) where there are only 4 and a half hours of sun per day in the dead of winter, manages to generate more power than needed. The off-grid Cohen Home is one of the most energy-efficient homes in the state with HERS… »

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Green architecture – Casa Torcida in Costa Rica

By Damir Beciri
15 August 2010

casa-torcida-1SPG Architects transformed an abandoned steel frame and concrete slab structure into a five-level, 1,672 square meters (18,000 square feet), residence on a rain-forested mountainside of Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. The dual concerns of accommodating the needs of the client and preserving the natural landscape shaped the design and construction process. Although it is a… »

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Carmanah EverGEN 1710 off-grid solar LED streetlamps

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments19 July 2010

led-light-los-angeles-1Many cities use LED streetlamps instead their predecessors in order to save energy and money. The next logical step, when you disregard the fact some parts of the world aren’t as sunny as others, is to make take the streetlamps completely off the grid. A bit more than a year ago, lighting manufacturer Carmanah partnered… »

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Green architecture – Cliff House, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario

By Damir Beciri
One Comment16 May 2010

cliff-house-1Set on a rock formation overlooking a spectacular lake, the Cliff House integrates building elements with the beautiful natural assets of the site and terrain. Located at Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, the cottage offers private areas with calming views of the surrounding nature. Designed by Altius Architecture Inc, it is completely off-grid and it has various… »

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Green architecture – Pacific Crest Timber Frame house

By Damir Beciri
4 Comments25 April 2010

pacific-crest-timber-frame-1The folks at Davis Frame Co., a timber frame home company based out of New Hampshire, recently built an off-grid home in Oregon.  The large, 265 square meters (2,850 square feet) home is looking quite traditional, however, it was built with a great deal of green features in order to receive the Platinum certification from… »