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Cantilevered Two Hull House Heated by the Earth Peers Over Coastal Nova Scotia
Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 3, 2013 @ 10:34 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,gallery,Renewable Energy | No Comments
Designed as a pair of “binoculars,” the two pavilions also resemble ship hulls that are elevated to allow rushing sea water to pass below. The 32 foot cantilevers are supported on concrete foundations that permit seawater to flow freely underneath without causing any damage to the house. Eight foot vertical rain screens made of wood  provide further protection to the interior.
Deep overhangs create shelter and shade while floor to ceiling windows on the sides of the home bring natural light into every corner. A weathered wooden block protected clad in 4″ horizontal shiplap linking the two “hulls” contains an entry foyer, core, and the kitchen. A full time home that respects its natural environment, the two hull house also retains some sense of energy independence heated as it is by the earth .
Via Architizer 
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URLs in this post:
 MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects: http://www.mlsarchitects.ca
 geothermally-heated: http://inhabitat.com/doe-funds-to-make-nevada-the-saudi-arabia-of-geothermal-energy/
 made of wood: http://inhabitat.com/tag/rain-screen/
 heated as it is by the earth: http://inhabitat.com/the-powerpot-uses-heat-to-charge-your-electronics-as-you-cook/
 Architizer: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/projects/view/two-hulls-house/52543/#.UVw096V7m0s
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