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

Posted By Shannon Stanbro On September 19, 2011 @ 1:50 pm In Architecture,Design,Reader Submitted Content,Sustainable Design Organizations | 4 Comments

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Dubbed the “Eight-Foot House [2],” 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.

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