Gallery: Marc Boutin’s Modern Frame House Showcases Passive Solar Desig...

Saddled in a field overlooking the landscape Invermere, British Columbia, this contemporary home's noble goal is to provide expansive views while using precious little energy. The home is really a box within a box that features five opaque sides and one that is completely open to the south. Architect Marc Boutin takes full advantage of solar heat from the minimal Northwest daylight, and when the sun doesn’t shine or cooling breezes are absent the house runs on a ground source heat pump. One thing that is always at hand is the magnificent view framed by the wall of windows.

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