Post-earthquake passive solar home is built around resilience
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The contemporary 356-square-meter Ophis home was created with a sculptural appearance built using natural materials, including textured concrete, cedar, and black zinc cladding. Precast concrete walls and exposed structural steel frames help anchor the building into the hillside. Large floor-to-ceiling windows face panoramic views of the Southern Alps and bring in natural light to the living spaces set back to avoid harsh sunlight. Related: Remote eco-cabin is a gorgeous seaside getaway in...