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Lean Green Eco Machine – Innovative Dallas House

Now, this is what we call a lean green eco machine! The UR22 Residence designed by Vincent Snyder Architects is a 4,000-sq.-ft. Dallas, Texas house boasting a unique blend of traditional features and materials used in innovative ways, like the zigzagging roofline and the slate shingles that wrap around from the rooftop down the walls. Expansive glass facades transform this house into a glowing beacon by night, while inside in the light of day, every corner is naturally illuminated. The clients had a tall order for this house – apart from bring a sustainable architecture project, it was to have an indoor-outdoor connection, and a floor plan suited to entertaining small and large groups alike. Thus, an open concept house plan was born, with a modern yet rustic character highlighted by a maze of exposed wood beams overhead. On the other side of the glass, outdoor entertaining areas protected by deep overhangs provide shade form the sun and shelter form the rain. But probably the coolest things are those you can’t see outright. This eco house design consumes half the energy of a traditional home, and was built using renewable materials. Sustainable features include ground-source heat pumps, rainwater recycling and yes – this passive solar home operates off the grid thanks to our warm friend above. Vincent Snyder Architects
via Freshome



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