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Mickey Muennig Designed This Gorgeous Glass Domed California Greenhouse in 1976!

Posted By Tafline Laylin On February 12, 2013 @ 5:11 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Building,Innovation,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Materials | 2 Comments

Sometimes we get so caught up in exciting new sustainable homes designed in Japan [1] and Scandanavia, that we forget to honor the original masters of organic architecture. Take Mickey Muennig [2], who designed this gorgeous glass domed “Greenhouse” in California in 1976. This tiny home features a round floor plan favored by our ancestors [3], a simple, rustic material palette, and a view of Partington Ridge and the Pacific ocean that we would die for.

Mickey Muennig [2] says on his website that “Architecture is more than a shelter; it bonds a continuous and worldwide mystery to its inhabitants,” which certainly holds true for the Greenhouse in Big Sur [4].

Using stone, timber and other natural materials, the master of organic design created a fantasy home that creates an instant communication between the occupant and the breathtaking landscape. A loft bed [5] is suspended at the top of the small space, which is warmed with a glass roof, while a vent promotes natural ventilation. Can we get some more of this please?

+ Mickey Muennig [2]

Via Tiny House Swoon [6]

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[1] Japan: http://inhabitat.com/tag/japanese-design/

[2] Mickey Muennig: http://www.mickeymuennig.com

[3] favored by our ancestors: http://inhabitat.com/why-our-ancestors-built-round-houses-and-why-it-still-makes-sense-to-build-round-structures-today/

[4] Big Sur: http://inhabitat.com/tag/big-sur/

[5] A loft bed: http://inhabitat.com/tag/eco-loft-bed/

[6] Tiny House Swoon: http://tinyhouseswoon.com/the-greenhouse/

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