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Delightful Looking Home with Sustainable Features in California

Hover House 3 comes from Glen Irani Architects and is located on the Venice Canals of Los Angeles, California. The challenge of the project was to maximize outdoor space, by creating a volume that seems to hover above the ground level. With a living area of 2500 square feet(232 sqm), three bedrooms and two offices, this home manages to maximize the potential of exterior spaces, while reducing the indoor surface. Moreover, the project is a showcase of sustainability, according  to the architects:  “Embodied energy analysis on major systems resulted in the use of exterior man-made slate panels, exposed concrete walls and radiant hydronic heating and many of the finishes. Natural ventilation is carefully devised with proper window placements and a wind tower that extend 9’ above the roof (the max allowed by code) in order to eliminate air conditioning. Roof-mounted photovoltaic panels offset 80%  of power demands. With the exception of interior wall paint, all interior finishes are devised to last indefinitely so that future emissions from finish replacements are minimized or eliminated.” The residence also features a special system for reducing outdoor noise. Aside from being environmental friendly, this home is a beauty, with a design that surprises and captures.

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    November 2, 2010

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    November 2, 2010

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