Prefab Houses - By MHM Contributing Staff on Friday, July 10, 2009 - 0 Comments
Site specific architecture is a beautiful thing! Take for instance the Bridge House in the Australian countryside which is perched on steel trusses that quite literally create a bridge over a creek that runs through the property.
The sustainable structure also uses local materials and is heated by – what else, the sun!
Not only is the house primarily heated by the sun, owner and architect Max Pritchard installed a thermal system for hot water, and a rainwater collection system provides secondary water usage where appropriate.
Bridge House also has a photovoltaic system that provides power, and waste water gets pumped 100 meters away from the creek where it is treated and sent underground.
And proving that technologically advanced green houses don’t have to break the bank, Pritchard’s budget for Bridge House was the equivalent of $175,000. Read post in Inhabitat.