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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,Design,Gallery | No Comments
Sparano Mooney Architecture and Design have outdone themselves with the Emigration Canyon Residence in Utah, which is clad in recycled steel shingles. Overlooking its namesake canyon in Salt Lake City, Utah, the contemporary but decidedly rustic 2,500 square foot dwelling earned its LEED Silver certification by incorporating a number of sustainable features into both the home's interior and exterior.
The board-framed and concrete home is clad in textured steel shingles  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  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  were used to landscape the garden, which minimizes watering and supports biodiversity.
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URLs in this post:
 textured steel shingles: http://inhabitat.com/tag/corten-steel/
 solatube skylights: http://inhabitat.com/solar-tube/
 drought-resistant plant species: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drought_tolerance
 + Sparano Mooney Architecture and Design: http://www.sparanomooney.com/projects/Emigration_Canyon_Residence.php
 Contemporist: http://www.contemporist.com/2012/08/21/emigration-canyon-residence-by-sparano-mooney-architecture/
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