Arizona’sÂ DesignBuild Collaborative founder Paul Weiner, AIA, is thinking ahead about how to rely year round on only the 12 inches of monsoon rain the Sonoran desert typically gets in July. The Rincon Mountain Residence provides a model. For only the first year, the desert home will access groundwater, while DesignBuild samples and tests rainwater [...]
What a relief it would be, in Britain’s chilly winters, to immerse yourself in this cozy sunlit pool. But that’s not its only benefit. This warm pool is itself a part of an eco retrofit of a 400 year old dwelling.