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by esuryono last modified Feb 21, 2012

Leger Wanaselja Architecture designed a fabulous  sustainable house by utilizing sustainable materials taken from the scrab yard and some other industries. Supported by other sustainable features, this house will achieve high sustainability and low carbon footprint, also providing helps in order to recycle some industries’ wastes. This eco construction is located  in the heart of one of [...]




 

 

Leger Wanaselja Architecture designed a fabulous  sustainable house by utilizing sustainable materials taken from the scrab yard and some other industries. Supported by other sustainable features, this house will achieve high sustainability and low carbon footprint, also providing helps in order to recycle some industries’ wastes.

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This eco construction is located  in the heart of one of Berkeley, California. It has 2 bedrooms. It is small in the outside, but wide enough inside, with high ceilings, wide open spaces, and big windows and doors connected to the garden. This house has unique curving tapers in the front and back side, providing optical illusion of reduced size from the street, also encouraging the light to enter the south windows.

The sustainable building materials used in this house were taken from several places, such as 100 salvaged car roofs, taken from scrap yard, are used for the upper wall, sawn apart gray-colored cars are used as  the roofs, side windows of Dodge Caravans are used as the awnings, the lower walls are clad in poplar bark, a waste product from the furniture industry of North Carolina. Another materials used, such as salvaged wood for all the the finish mill-work, wooden flooring, plant resin as sealer, etc.

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This sustainable architecture building is energy efficient too, the energy performance is 43% better than required by California’s Title 24 energy code, thanks to the solar passive energy concept applied.  Back up heating is only needed during rain or bad winter. Solar power is used as alternative energy source. Another features are chosen to have good energy efficiency and eco friendly.

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