The Zero House

Discussion in 'Environmental Discussion' started by zenMachine, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. zenMachine

    zenMachine Just another Onionhead

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    Interesting concept.

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  2. Rokeby

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    Simple, self contaned, virtually no "footprint, could be moved/removed.

    Reminds me of an updated Norwegian high mountain "hutte," seclusion/ isolation the intent.

    Brilliant... but limited to occupancy by two... not a bad idea.

    We've earned some quality time... alone together!

    But what about the kids/grand kids.

    In due time, you can get your own, but site it over that ridge, beyond those
    woods, on the other side of that point.

    I'm going in to have some coffee with your Mom... and whatever might follow...
     
  3. hyo silver

    hyo silver Awaaaaay

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    The concepts remind me of Buckminster Fuller's architecture. This house is more cubic than spheric, but the ideas seem similar.

    We really should be designing structures from an energy-use perspective, and not worry so much about the 'style.'
     
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    Not bad, but it needs a garage for the Prius. :biggrin1:
     
  5. qbee42

    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    Interesting, but not energy efficient for the climate in this area. Too much surface area for the volume.

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  6. zenMachine

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    Price tag $350K. Assembly required.
     
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    I'm much more impressed with the houses built for the Solar Decathalons by many different universities.
     
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