Feldman Architecture, Inc.
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Caterpillar House contemporary exterior

Caterpillar House

Photos by Joe Fletcher

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merge studio wrote:
Hello, We really like the water tanks. Are they used for landscape irrigation, or domestic water use--or both? Are they custom-made? Thank you, merge studio
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These specific tanks are used for landscape irrigation. The tanks themselves are not custom, but are covered with a custom wrapper.
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John Hill added this to Modern Design Captures Valuable Rain
A closer look at the cisterns illustrates that the design and placement of these objects are important. These are substantial metal cisterns (I think there may even be one more hiding behind the pair) that are placed at the far end of the house, down a slight slope. The placement reduces their visual impact.
Lucy Worsley added this to Back to the Future of the House
Water will become a much more valuable resource, just as it was when you had to carry every drop into your house by hand. We’ll need to grow as water thrifty as the Victorians were, with their average use of 20 liters a day. The Victorian cook was also a terrific recycler and wasted no scrap of food.See how this modern home captures the rain
Mariana Pickering (Emu Architects) added this to What's LEED All About, Anyway?
4. Water Efficiency (WE)Points available: 15 (minimum of 3 required)Points earned for: Conserving and using less water in and around the house.Things to keep in mind: This category is fairly straightforward. But you do have to achieve at least 3 points. There are several easy fixes you can pursue, such as low-flow toilets and energy-rated appliances. Harvesting rainwater and using other sources of recycled water are rewarded, as is landscaping that has low irrigation needs (for example, it uses native plants adapted to your climate). For a complete list of products that meet the guidelines of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for water efficiency, including fixtures like faucets and showerheads, check out its Water Sense website.
Meanwhile, the roof shape echoes the land form and gathers rainwater for reuse as landscape irrigation.

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Do we need a rain bucket?
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my watertanks incorporated into design.............!!!!!!
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