From the Ground Up modern-exterior
 

From the Ground Up

Left: TED House, Onion Flats
Right: R-House, Architecture Research Office (ARO) and Della Valle Bernheimer
Syracuse, NY

Photo: Richard Barnes, courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press
URL
http://www.papress.com/html/book.details.page.tpl?isbn=9781616890926

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anonyms wrote:
Are these or are these NOT metal buildings? - Are these wood or metal framed houses? I mean are they a standard wood structured home or are they all metal?
   Comment   February 17, 2013

What Houzz contributors are saying:

The R-House (shown next to the orange TED House, coming next) takes its name from "R-value," a unit of thermal resistance that measures the thickness of the material divided by its thermal conductivity.This is an apt moniker, considering how the architects designed the house to meet Germany's Passivhaus (Passive House) principles: It has airtight, superinsulated exteriors with minimal thermal bridging, highly insulated windows and heat-recovery ventilators.
In contrast the yard elevations are fully glazed over two stories to optimize passive solar gain. Some might consider that the houses in this ideabook have landed from another world, with their unconventional shapes and unusual materials. Perhaps they hint at how different and varied our houses will be in the future, given the greater choices of materials and methods of assembly available and the need to reduce our reliance on nonrenewable materials.More about this house

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