Gallery: San Francisco’s Solar “Mission: House” is a High-Tech Marvel

Photo by Mike Chino, © Inhabitat
 
Nestled at the base of Twin Peaks, San Francisco's Mission District sees more sunlight than most other areas of the city -- even throughout the region's notoriously foggy summers, pervasive coastal clouds spill around the sides of the peaks to afford the area a broad swath of sunlight. Interstice Architects' Mission: House capitalizes on this available solar resource with a highly experimental design that synthesizes translucent front and back façades, smart passive solar strategies, and a 4kW solar array that regularly produces more energy than the home consumes. We had a chance to check out this amazing home during this year's AIASF Living: Home Tours - read on for an exclusive look!

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  1. website September 23, 2010 at 7:16 am

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