Blauhaus, North Carolina, geothermal energy, Stitch Design Shop, North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH), Matsumoto Prize Awards, green architecture, bamboo flooring

Blauhaus has a gabled roof section and a flat roof section joined together by an elevated roof deck. It is clad in cementitious siding and standing seam metal panels with red elements that accentuate the orthogonal geometry of the building. Its interior, filled with natural light, features bamboo floors and an open plan layout.

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Blauhaus, North Carolina, geothermal energy, Stitch Design Shop, North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH), Matsumoto Prize Awards, green architecture, bamboo flooring

The most entertaining part of the 3,700-square-foot house is a small “gargoyle” placed on the roof that creates a waterfall leading to the nearby creek. Blauhaus references the owner’s old home in Germany and uses geothermal energy for heating and cooling. The project has won the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Matsumoto Prize Awards organized by North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH).

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Via Architect Magazine

Photos by Adam Sebastian