Rutz Architekten’s winning proposal in the 2013 Architecture at Zero Competition is a zero-net energy building, featuring 150 affordable apartments, a grocery store, and farmer’s market in the neighborhood of Tenderloin, San Francisco. The project gives each unit three or four facades to maximize natural light and air. And with an optimized facade, and thermal mass that is “night-cooled” via private porches, the building needs no heating or cooling year-round. Find out more about the winning design over at Architecture at Zero’s site.

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