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Solar Umbrella Residence

Pugh + Scarpa Architecture

America settentrionale | Venezia

Nestled amidst the suburban neighbourhood of single-storey bungalows of Venice,California, the Solar Umbrella Residence is the result of extending a 650 square foot bungalow into a 1900 square foot residence equipped for responsible living in the 21st century. Architects Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa have applied sustainable design principles that characterise much of their work: active and passive solar design strategies to make the building 100% energy neutral, the use of recycled, renewable and high performance materials, studies of soil permeability, and containment of maintenance costs.
The particularly advantageous  site location overlooking parallel roads meant that layout could be rearranged to make the building south facing. The previous main entrance has now become the back. This move allowed the architects to create a more gracious introduction to their residence and...

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