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There ARE a Few Good Architects in the USA: Lake/Flato Architects in Texas

"HACIENDA JA JA
Alamo Heights, TX

Nestled beneath the canopy of the live oaks, the home is a natural partner with its neighbors in scale, with porches allowing its residents to easily engage with activity on the street.

Carefully sited to preserve and to protect the live oaks, to promote cross-ventilation and to maximize natural daylighting, the home is also designed to avoid solar thermal gain during the summer and capture passive solar heating during the winter. Rainwater is collected from the roofs and stored in a below-ground tank; during most of the year, captured rain water will supplant domestic water for all landscape irrigation needs."
http://www.lakeflato.com/projects/homes.asp
Suggested by Michael Gaspers

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

looked through their site. nice work.

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