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No need to worry – Hidden House doesn’t fall short when considering sustainable options for new materials either. Hidden House features redwood cladding, reclaimed engrain block wood, cork flooring and highly efficient appliances. The design allowing for a plentiful amount of natural light to enter, and excellent cross ventilation helps to reduce the need for energy-consuming hvac systems. The house is insulated with sustainable cotton and built to be solar-ready. “The materials are earthy, and made to look sympathetic and in harmony with the natural world.”
Standard’s Hidden House is a great example of a pragmatic future in sustainable design. There is no gimmick here, no marketing ploy — sustainability is not even the driving concept for this design. It is “green” because that is just what makes the most sense.
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