Gallery: The Eight Foot House is an Elegant No-Waste Home in Colorado

 

Dubbed the “Eight-Foot House,” this elegant and minimalist new home in Denver, Colorado takes a “passive” approach to the idea of sustainable design. Rather than focusing on expensive active technologies, the house embraced eight foot materials to drive the design process. Designed by Bill Buyers of 720 Design, this no-waste approach began with the use of five structural bays infilled with eight foot tall wood studs. This system allowed for the use of full height cedar plywood panels for the exterior and full height gypsum board sheets for the interior. Eight foot tall doors and windows extend from floor to ceiling. What results is an efficient, open home that is filled with natural light and cross breezes.

+ The Eight Foot House

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  1. Shannon Stanbro Shannon Stanbro October 17, 2011 at 3:03 am

    All other new construction homes in this particular zip code are priced over $650K and most are over $750K. This is a high quality home with timeless, not trendy, finishes that won’t need to be “updated” as styles change each decade.

  2. 5280mod October 17, 2011 at 2:57 am

    All other new construction homes in this neighborhood are priced over $650K and most are over $750K. This is a high quality home with timeless, not trendy, finishes that won’t require “updating” every decade.

  3. caeman September 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Indeed, Tuk, this seems like the perfect home for rebuilding embattled poor neighborhoods after natural disasters. Unfortunately, being ‘green’ seems to be a tax that make everything more expensive, well beyond those that could actually benefit from the product.

  4. tuknox September 19, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Why does this home cost over a half of a million dollars? Is “no waste” no longer synonymous with lower cost? Making these sort of homes available to most social classes is just as important as building it sustainably. The majority of people who could afford such a home could not care less how it was built or what it can do.

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