(This house reported 55 resource efficient features.
Doug Graybeal, AIA
This firm prides itself in the creation of cohesive, rooted architecture that reflects and blends with the natural surroundings.
RECIPIENT OF THE INTEGRATED DESIGN AWARD
The Cast Earth Green Home demonstrates an integrated design, from the partnership of knowledgeable designers to the careful implementation of ideas. Designed and constructed by Graybeal Architects LLC and partners, it is a multiple-use, single-family home. Two offices and a greenhouse provide functional spaces to support and enhance living in the one bedroom home. The general layout and construction accommodate disabled or elderly residents.
This one bedroom home includes two offices, a sleeping loft, garage and 485 square foot greenhouse. The home combines passive solar orientation, a 1.8 watt photovoltaic system, and a cast earth wall to create exceptional energy efficiency. The use of sustainable materials and conscientious design has produced a comfortable and beautiful home at reasonable cost.