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by Cambria Bold (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) last modified May 06, 2011

Designing a smart, functional, modern home shouldn't be about "being 'green' or 'cool' or making a monument," as architect Cass Calder Smith of CCS Architecture says. Rather, it should be about




 

 

Designing a smart, functional, modern home shouldn't be about "being 'green' or 'cool' or making a monument," as architect Cass Calder Smith of CCS Architecture says. Rather, it should be about the fundamentals of architecture and creative, innovative uses of materials. This was certainly the case for this Palo Alto, California residence, constructed from rammed earth, steel, glass, and plenty of wood. And though "going green" wasn't the primary intent, the home nonetheless boasts serious green cred, including passive cooling features, a drought-tolerant "meadow" landscape, PV array, and radiant floor heating.



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