Gallery: Fertile House is a Renovated Green Haven in Tours, France

Fertile House was formerly located on a farm in Tours, France, but as the city grew up the home became boxed in and lost its connection with agriculture. The new owners of the house wanted to regain that connection and hired MU Architects to renovate the two-story farm house into a green haven. An addition on the back provides additional living space connected to a courtyard and a new rooftop garden lets the owners grow their own produce. The renovated home also makes use of solar power and earth cooling tubes to reduce its impact.

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