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    Consider Making Dormers Solar-Friendly When You Renovate

    For expanding young families in these frugal times; simply putting up a new dormer on the too-small house that you already have can really “pencil out” – instead of moving to a bigger house – and to the bigger mortgage that goes along with that. Many roofs in older homes have attics under steep gables [...]

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    Mosquito-Net Facade Defines Tropical RRCasa on Brazil’s Coast

    A giant mosquito net forms the entire facade on both sides of this house for Sao Paolo, in Brazil, a short stroll from the sea.  The RR Casa is entirely open to cross breezes straight through the house – sheltered under a huge, simple outer shell structure. These 50 foot tall mosquito nets can be [...]

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    Architect Plans Ahead: Harvests Utah Rainwater

    AJC Architects have thought ahead to a hotter Utah in the sensible ideas incorporated into their  Wetland Discovery Point educational building that helps educate Utah schoolchildren about nature. These are the green ideas in order of importance to sustainable design: On-site solar panels for green electricity – to make net zero energy onsite; Solar thermal [...]

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