Copeland Architecture & Construction Inc
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Earth Flow rustic-landscape
 

Earth Flow

Photos by Jeff Fountain
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http://www.copelandarchitects.com

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Soil covers entire sections of the house, creating what Fountain calls an earth roof. He skipped integrating irrigation into the roof and instead made the soil deeper so it would support natural vegetation. The well-insulated roof and the use of other Passive House principles allowed the homeowners to forgo an air conditioner and still maintain consistently comfortable temperatures inside.
“The email that architect Jeff Fountain received from his client was short: ‘This is going to be FUN,’ it read.” — Matthew AnkenyWhat you are looking at in this photo is the earthen roof of a house. Nestled into the hillside, the architecture is unobtrusive and smart. The architect used Passive House principles and created a cleverly efficient footprint. If there were such a thing as “most unique,” I’d say this was the most unique Houzz Tour I took this week, but there isn’t. Just ask my seventh-grade language arts teacher, Mrs. Zando.Full story: Houzz Tour: Having Fun With a Half-Buried House

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shadowflickerfarm added this to Hallway house
October 7, 2014
buried
snipely added this to snipely's ideas
August 20, 2014
interesting design ideas
melindahenning added this to Houses
July 20, 2014
House carved into hill. Passive energy design. Clever skylights etc and ventilation on the hill side (dark) inside.
melindahenning added this to Gardens
July 20, 2014
House carved into the hill, using passive design, skylights on the "dark" side
Annalee Atia added this to annalee_atia's Ideas
July 20, 2014
Built in
judikuki added this to Architecture
July 17, 2014
Earthflow House
pepatocreative added this to garden and outdoor spaces
July 16, 2014
Slope house from back
Orange Scape Design added this to eleanor_kern's ideas
July 16, 2014
house built into bank
Colby Wetmore added this to colby_wetmore's Ideas
July 16, 2014
Buried House
nanette32005 added this to New House Final Picks
July 16, 2014
Soil covers entire sections of the house, creating what Fountain calls an earth roof. He skipped integrating irrigation into the roof and instead made the soil deeper so it would support natural vegetation. The well-insulated roof and the use of other Passive House principles allowed the homeowners to forgo an air conditioner and still maintain consistently comfortable temperatures inside.
nanette32005 added this to Save's after 10/15
July 16, 2014
This is kind of what I would like to do, but maybe where the roof line is have a deck. Soil covers entire sections of the house, creating what Fountain calls an earth roof. He skipped integrating irrigation into the roof and instead made the soil deeper so it would support natural vegetation. The well-insulated roof and the use of other Passive House principles allowed the homeowners to forgo an air conditioner and still maintain consistently comfortable temperatures inside.
darwin111 added this to darwin111's ideas
July 16, 2014
BERMED
oodalinc added this to Bathroom Ideas
July 16, 2014
everything
cwthom added this to DESIGN NEW
July 16, 2014
BURIED HOUSE REAR
maggiewade added this to maggiewade's Ideas
July 16, 2014
Built into the hillside.
brandybrat added this to Arizona house
July 13, 2014
Soil covers entire sections of the house, creating what Fountain calls an earth roof. He skipped integrating irrigation into the roof and instead made the soil deeper so it would support natural vegetation. The well-insulated roof and the use of other Passive House principles allowed the homeowners to forgo an air conditioner and still maintain consistently comfortable temperatures inside.
stumblinbuffalo added this to stumblinbuffalo's Ideas
July 4, 2014
Slope build green roof
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