This Sustainable House Generates its Own Energy

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Dec 19, 2013 • References: mfarchitect and design-milk
‘Michael Fitzhugh Architect’ has designed a sustainable house called the 'M-22 House' that sits along the top of a ridge and combines a touch of rustic with clean modern lines. The house is made to blend with its natural environment making it an extension of the landscape.

The home’s exterior is made of concrete, steel, composite siding, and expanses of glass, all used to break up large exterior forms. Large windows allow an elegant exchange of light and a geothermal heating and cooling system is integrated in the home for enhanced circulation.

This sustainable system allows the use of rainwater, geothermal water, and gravity to generate power throughout the house. A sunken living space sits within a room that has double height ceilings, unleashing a beautiful loft-like feeling that creates space, dimension and luxury.