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WA Design’s Solar-Powered Stinson Beach House Achieves Net-Zero Energy
Posted By Helen Morgan On December 7, 2012 @ 1:04 pm In Architecture,energy efficiency,Environment,Gallery,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments
Architecture studio WA Design incorporated sustainable materials into this spectacular residence in Marin County. Situated on a small infill site in Stinson Beach, California, the house is an eclectic mix of modern concepts and recycled elements, topped with ceiling decking that is milled from wood salvaged from the former Stanford University gym. The sunny site is perfect for the use of solar photovoltaic panels, which enables the house to achieve net-zero energy status.
The design team kept a focus on green objectives, using open-cell foam insulation, natural ventilation, and concrete floors. Their main focus was to create a south-sloping roof from which to access solar energy. Nestled on a rural border area overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the site looks like a stunning find, one which the designers say they searched for for years.
The shell of the house is constructed from corrugated Galvalume metal and cement board siding. Developing a plan to fit within the zoning regulations, and budget, can’t have been easy. But the final outcome looks like a relaxing and tranquil sustainable space.
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