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The Meadow House by Ian Macdonald is an Ingenious Eco Home

 - Jan 18, 2011
References: azuremagazine & world-architects
The Meadow House by Ian Macdonald is an unobtrusive structure with some truly inspired green innovations.

The home is situated in Ontario, Canada, where the dichotomy between seasonal temperatures means that any residential structure needs to be able to deal with summer heat and winter cold equally effectively. To this end, the Meadow House by Ian Macdonald has a low profile to protect it from the icy winter gusts that sweep across the surrounding open plain, and an eco-friendly heat pump to battle the chill. In the summer, however, the building's green roof and large periscope windows keep it cool and naturally breezy.