The Caterpillar House is exceptional for more reasons than one. Aside from its clean and contemporary aesthetic, it hasn't forgotten about its roots. In fact, just like a child will always have the blood of his or her mom and dad coursing through his or her veins, the Caterpillar House is made from the ground it stands on. Literally.
Designed by Feldman Architecture and built in Carmel, California, the Caterpillar House uses repurposed dirt from the site. Essentially, this dirt makes up the walls, allowing for a seamless connection with the outdoors, which is exactly what the owners wanted. The sustainability of the structure is taken up a notch thanks to natural ventilation and glazing to keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter as well as photovoltaic panels on the roof for harnessing energy.