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The Hillside Ecohouse Adds Style Without New Material

By: Alex Scott - Published: Apr 22, 2010 • References: rara.net.au and dezeen
The Hillside Ecohouse is sustainable living at its best. What you see in the images is a modern addition to an old home. Pretty standard right? Wrong. Unlike 99.9% of other renovations out there that use all new material for their add-ons, this home took 80% of the material from the existing structure and re-used it to create something aesthetically pleasing.

The fact that the Hillside Ecohouse used almost all recycled material for the addition meant that the tear-down process had to be done a completely new way--absolutely nothing could be broken apart. Though the process was extremely tedious, the end result is a beautiful, 6-star energy-rated home with a warm interior and a green conscience.