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Estudio Jose Luis Rodriguez Gil, wind energy, solar-energy, House in Bioclimatic Experimental Urbanization, Canary Islands, Spain, local materials, net zero, zero carbon emissions

Using only locally-sourced materials such as stone and basalt insulation, in addition to certified timber, this home has a very small carbon footprint. This same material menu allows it to mesh with the rather stark natural environment as well, keeping its visual impact to a minimum. (Although the same can’t be said for a series of on-site wind turbines.)

Long before it was fashionable to do so, the client commissioned a design that would be completely self-sufficient and produce zero carbon emissions. The turbines are crucial to this goal, as are the photovoltaic panels. Meanwhile, the carefully chosen building materials maximize energy efficiency, and interior decorating keeps brings the warmth of Spain indoors.

+ Estudio José Luis Rodríguez Gil

Via Arch Daily