I’ve been following the 100k House Project since the beginning and I’m completely sucked into the process. It’s a simple concept: low cost, modern, and green — something all houses should be. Today, they posted all new renderings with James Hardie Vertical Panel siding in various shades of gray. The new renderings present an entirely different look and feel that’s incredible. Chad, I’m giving you major props on this one. Interface Studio Architects is right on with that look. I just wish I could buy one of them!
There’s a new green project under construction in New York’s West Chelsea Arts district that just so happens to be the first free-standing project for Neil M. Denari Architects. Known as High Line 23, or HL23, the design is defined, at least in part, by the small ground floor footprint of 40′ x 99′. As you can tell from the images, the building starts small and hovers 14 floors into the air over abandoned railroad tracks (note: those tracks will soon be a thriving green park area). The $22 million, 39,200 sf condo tower will have a private garden at the building’s base and 11 condo homes — nine full floor residences and a duplex penthouse on the top floor. Residences range in size from 1,850 – 3,600 sf and price from $2.7 – $10.5 million.
That’s right, these LEED certified homes in Sacramento are saving some serious cashish on energy bills. Roughly up to 75% on energy bills, that is, when the full power of the geothermal heating and cooling system is paired with the solar setup. Not bad. The project is called 9onF — it’s a nine-home community with three-level units ranging in size from 1,300 – 1,550 sf. Prices start at roughly $495,000, and depending on which unit you buy, the home will vary slightly with the others. For example, three units have solar panels, three have the option for solar, and the last three have too much shade (which is not necessarily a bad thing). Also, the homes are maxed out with non-toxic finishes to provide a healthy indoor air quality, and being LEED certified and all, a home in 9onF is certain to have all sorts of green goodies. I’d like to post some real pics if anyone out there has any …
++Eco Houses Hailed in Downtown Sacramento [sacbee]