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Off-grid itHouse / Taalman Koch

  • 01:00 - 1 April, 2013
Off-grid itHouse / Taalman Koch
Off-grid itHouse / Taalman Koch, © Art Gray
© Art Gray

© Patricia Parinejad © Patricia Parinejad © Art Gray © Art Gray + 27

© Patricia Parinejad
© Patricia Parinejad

Text description provided by the architects. The itHouse is a design system developed by Taalman Koch that utilizes a series of components prefabricated off-site to better control the construction waste, labor, and quality of the finished product. Conceived as a small house with glass walls and open floor plan, the itHouse maximizes the relationship of the occupant to the surrounding landscape while minimizing the building's impact on delicate site conditions.

© Art Gray
© Art Gray

Energy efficiency is achieved in the itHouse through passive heating and cooling, utilizing site orientation and cross ventilation, radiant floor heating, hi-efficacy appliances & equipment and the use of solar photovoltaic & thermal panels.

© Patricia Parinejad
© Patricia Parinejad

To further enhance the experience of living in a glass house, a graphic design is mapped to discreet areas of the glass walls, creating framed views, sun-shading screen patterns and privacy zones. Artists Sarah Morris and Liam Gillick custom designed the graphic outfit for the off-grid itHouse.

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Cite: "Off-grid itHouse / Taalman Koch" 01 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/352453/off-grid-ithouse-taalman-koch/> ISSN 0719-8884