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Sustainable & Secluded US Home Taking In a Perfect Forest Landscape

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Robert Gurney Architect completed the design and development of a two-level modern home located in Glen Echo, Maryland, USA. Built on the remains of a former house on the lot, Wissioming Residence is one of the few contemporary abodes in its region. The project consists of two separate buildings, one of which is the owner’s office. This second volume (separated by the main villa through a reflecting pond) also accommodates a garage and a guest suite above.

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Several interesting characteristics contribute to the reduced impact this home has on its landscape: “Structural pre-cast concrete planks are employed throughout the project in effort to expedite the construction process, span large open areas and to provide the ability to heat the house hydronically. Combined with a 5” concrete slab and terrazzo flooring the structural system provides additional passive heating. Large overhangs on the glazed southern wall and the tree canopy minimize solar gain in the summer“. What do you think are the perks and downsides of living in a home like this?

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    May 30, 2013

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