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Beautiful Reclaimed Fir House Boasts a Lush Living Roof
Posted By Yuka Yoneda On September 14, 2010 @ 9:00 am In Architecture,Green Roof,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments
This gorgeous home in Jackson, Wyoming packs sustainability and killer good looks into one green package. Designed by Ward Blake Architects, the Landes-Oatey residence is clad in reclaimed fir and boasts a beautiful grass-covered green roof. Aside from the large windows that stream daylight into the rooms, the house also utilizes thermal massing technology.
The character of the house is defined by its ample glass openings, slatted wood surfaces and fiberglass grated decks that allow light filtration to a daylight  basement. The exterior is minimalistic and sophisticated with exposed concrete, untrimmed cedar siding and purposely imperfect recycled  wood. Structural steel columns and flying buttress-like supports add an industrial feel to the home and several areas can be used as outdoor/indoor rooms.
Aside from the use of reclaimed wood, other sustainable features include passive solar and thermal massing technology. The giant windows, natural look of the wood clad exterior, green roof  and deck easily blend the house right into its breathtaking surroundings.
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