Gallery: The Nutmeg House is an Efficient Ellipse-Shaped Residence in D...

The Nutmeg House is a special home set in the idyllic countryside of Dorchester near the southern coast of the UK. Designed by Barnaby Gunning Architects, the new home replaced a worn-out and sprawling bungalow. The shape of the home is a superellipse, which allows for a balance between the rectangular and elliptical proportions. The walls are curved and yet they feel somewhat flat. Making use of passive solar design strategies and local, sustainable materials, the Nutmeg House also generates its own energy with a photovoltaic and solar thermal system on the roof.

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