Architecture isn't always about working from the ground up -- a valuable insight that is proven in Mountain Rescue by Blee Halligan Architects. The 1822 mill was in ruins when the Blee family began restoration efforts in 1981, only to be resurrected into a charming stone and wood cabin in France's Southwest.
The partly underground program was totally reinvented with new timber interiors, and an expertly orchestrated passive ventilation system. The rustic retreat classifies as an off-the-grid house, sourcing its power from solar panels, making Mountain Rescue by Blee Halligan Architects a rare historical relic that is environmentally responsible.
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