Sunday, March 1, 2009
THE LOBLOLLY HOUSE
This pre-fabricated home on Taylor's Island, Maryland was built in 2007, and remains a shining representation of green building in America today. Because of its location on the Chesapeake Bay, the free standing architectural design guarantees as little environmental impact as possible. The amazing thing about this home is its use of a re arrangeable aluminum frame and advanced wall components (rooms) making it 70% pre-fab. The homes can be constructed as quickly and easily as they can be taken down thus reducing the impact on any environment (and your wallet). Other green technologies include natural ventilation, green roof (has vegetation on it) and sustainable construction processes. From Kieren Timberlake Architecture Firm
The Loblolly House is just one example of architectural genius from a new book called ARCHITECTURE NOW! HOUSES published by Taschen, which you can view here. The book will be available in April 09.