Ultra-Hip Mod Cott Wins Three Awards
But don’t call it a modern cottage. It’s a Mod Cott! Stripped to the bone!
Local Juniper twigs are roped in for construction duty as un-self-consciously as the steel. “It has heart,” said one judge of the Mod Cott from from architecturalpolka. “It’s quirky—that’s what I like about it.”
The super stripped-down and sleek house has nabbed awards from the Texas Society of Architects Design, the AIA Austin, and the Residential Architect Grand Design Award.
And why not.
That giant roof overhang? It’s churning out as many electrons every day as is needed for the home’s entire electricity supply – from solar photons. Sends them to the grid daytime. Takes them back when they’re needed. Efficiently.
And the size of the whole house? Just 1,400 square feet.
And sustainable materials, too. Steel is just about the most recyclable material there is.
And that’s a rainwater harvester you see on the right with the feed off the roof waiting and waiting for a rainy day. And that will come in handy. Texas is in for some horrendous drought over the coming decades.
This is a well thought-out new way to build truly sustainable homes. Simply. Straight to the point. With all the bones showing. I’m loving it!