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LEED Silver Emigration Canyon Residence is Clad in Recycled Steel in Utah

Posted By Tafline Laylin On August 22, 2012 @ 8:01 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,gallery | No Comments

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The board-framed and concrete home is clad in textured steel shingles [4] that will weather well in this rather inhospitable environment. A 30 foot operable wall opens out into an outdoor room overlooking the canyon, in-floor radiant heating keeps the place warn in winter, and solatube skylights [5] pump all kinds of daylighting inside.

Very little excavation was conducted in order to build the home, which helps to preserve the spectacular surroundings, including a host of native oak trees. Finally, only indigenous, drought-resistant plant species [6] were used to landscape the garden, which minimizes watering and supports biodiversity.

+ Sparano Mooney Architecture and Design [1]

Via Contemporist [7]

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[1] Sparano Mooney Architecture and Design: http://www.sparanomooney.com/projects/Emigration_Canyon_Residence.php

[2] LEED Silver certification: http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=222

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/leed-silver-emigration-canyon-residence-is-clad-in-recycled-steel-in-utah/emigration-canyon-sparano-mooney-2/?extend=1

[4] textured steel shingles: http://inhabitat.com/tag/corten-steel/

[5] solatube skylights: http://inhabitat.com/solar-tube/

[6] drought-resistant plant species: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drought_tolerance

[7] Contemporist: http://www.contemporist.com/2012/08/21/emigration-canyon-residence-by-sparano-mooney-architecture/

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