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Solar-Powered La Muna House Renovated with a Rich Palette of Reclaimed Materials in Colorado

Posted By Tafline Laylin On October 9, 2012 @ 9:06 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Environment,Gallery,Innovation,Recycled Materials,Solar Power | No Comments

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The design pays homage to the Japanese spirit of Wabi Sabi [1] in its sophisticated but luxurious simplicity, at the same time that it completely ingratiates itself to the high altitude mountain setting. Solar collectors provide for almost all energetic and hot water needs, ensuring a small carbon footprint [2]. Large operable windows issue daylight and reinforce an inseparability between the inside and outside.

But more than most houses we feature on Inhabitat, this project is defined by its materials. The stalwart reclaimed wooden panels were harvested locally, as was the stone and steel. The moss wall hanging in the living room is cool and we’re especially impressed by the extraordinary view framing; also, take note of the awesome cubic bedroom. A fireplace in the living room is great for thawing out cold ski toes and there’s a hot tub outside [3]. And that’s almost not fair.

+ Oppenheim Architecture and Design [4]

Via Architizer [5]

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[1] Wabi Sabi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi

[2] small carbon footprint: http://inhabitat.com/tag/small-carbon-footprint/

[3] hot tub outside: http://inhabitat.com/tag/hot-tub/

[4] + Oppenheim Architecture and Design: http://www.oppenoffice.com

[5] Architizer: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/projects/view/la-muna/44994/

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