Sustainable Living Through Architecture

Architect Rennie Radoccia designs to achieve a fully-sustainble community and lifestyle.
January 7, 2002, 12pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The design of the houses is fully integrated into the landscape. "We located this whole compound for a number of reasons," Radoccia said. "Buildings are cupped into the side of the hill, protecting them from wind that comes down the canyon." In this process, called earth-berming, the houses are built eight feet into the ground, which protects the buildings thermally. Year-round, through summer's scorching heat and winter's snows, the back wall of these buildings is always 55 degrees."

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Published on Sunday, January 6, 2002 in Environmental News Network
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