Hennebery Eddy Architects, a firm based in Portland, Oregon, designed a contemporary home in the area that's filled with eco-friendly solutions.
The house, also built in Portland, has an open concept design that allows for natural sunlight to enter in freely -- which is complemented well by its L-shape. The L-shape works to provide a separation between areas of the home while also working to create more surface area on the first storey. At the center of the property in a large swimming pool that is just a few steps away from the kitchen and heating using solar energy. With the home covered in floor to ceiling windows, the indoors and outdoors are intermingled seamlessly, maximizing the space and creating more flow.
The roof of the building by doubles as a large solar panel, giving the house an energy efficient solution by providing it with electricity. Floors of the home are equipped with radiant heating and a geo-exchange heat pump provides central warmth by transferring heat from the ground. Hennebery Eddy Architects incorporates other energy efficient solutions such as rain water recovery to collect usable water, LED lighting and blinds that help to control the home's heat.
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