Gallery: E.D.G.E Home Beautifully Balances Form with Function

 
When we saw the E.D.G.E. home profiled on Jetson Green we did a double take -- the house features an elegant sliding facade that resembles this year’s Solar Decathlon winner, the Lumenhaus. Given the incredible performance of Virgina Tech’s design, this home shows great promise. A simple but elegant box is protected by an offset butterfly roof and huge sliding screens that protect the home’s gracious windows from the elements. Designed and built by Revelations Architecture, the "Experimental Dwelling for a Greener Environment" takes a straightforward approach to efficient, sustainable building.

The E.D.G.E. home features a simple footprint with a fully-integrated design that fits a lot of living space into a compact package. The glass on both sides creates a sense of transparency, projecting the living space outwards beyond the home’s walls. A sleek set of furniture runs the gamut from a brilliant transforming table to a bed, and bench. Rather than building a room around the furniture, the furniture is built around the room.

The home’s exterior is an exercise in restraint– with the louvers closed, the home takes on a monolithic form. With the louvers open, it becomes a balance of glass and screened walls. This video takes a look inside this remarkable house.

+ Architecture Revelations

Via Jetson Green

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  1. daizeegrrl May 11, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    This post is from 2010. Are these homes in production? What do they cost?

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