Elegant Design, Asian Influences and Sustainability: Chuckanut Ridge House

Elegant Design, Asian Influences and Sustainability: Chuckanut Ridge House

Achieving homes with a minimal environmental impact seems to be the major architecture trend of the last years. For today, we bring you the Chuckanut Ridge House, a building designed by Prentiss Architects in Washington state. The architects respected the wishes of the clients, a large family with a strong East Asian heritage and culture, to develop a sustainable home: “The goal of minimal environmental impact and off the grid living led to, among other things, photovoltaic panels to provide the electrical power for the house and the collection of rain water as the water source“. Many people fear that the addition of solar panels might interact with the architecture design in a negative way. In this particular case, the panels are independent and we consider this to be an original alternative solution. Moreover, the floor to ceiling windows ensure good natural lighting throughout the day and transform some of the rooms (particularly the living and bedroom) into front row seats to the fascinating landscape outdoors.

5 comments

  • Simon October 23, 2010 at 22:52 PMLogin to Reply →

    Beautiful! Could you please post the floorplan?

  • Alex October 25, 2010 at 18:11 PMLogin to Reply →

    Nice looking house, but I’m not really seeing the Asian influence in anything other than the use of the color red on the stairs, etc.

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