Gallery: Mod Cott is a Low-Energy Guest House on Lake Buchanan in Texas

 
This charming guest house, situated above Lake Buchanan northwest of Austin, Texas, provides more than just extra sleeping space. The low-energy, zero-maintenance house is powered by a rooftop photovoltaic system and sources all of its water from the sky. Designed by Mell Lawrence Architects, the Mod Cott guest house is a modern residence that enjoys lovely views of the surrounding Texas landscape.

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  1. legalegl May 16, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Wouldn’t a larger roof overhang cut exposure to the summer sun(if applied correctly), and reduce solar gain, as well as collecting more rainwater.
    Seems modern design in some respects is taking a step backwards.

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