Friday, August 22, 2008
Every 3 to 4 years I start again designing the house I would build if I had the time and where with all (one word or three?). These designs rarely leave my head and vary from a round house centred around an open fire and chimney to a long house built into a hill and currently a square house not dissimilar from the one I live in but designed to be warm and dry. One day I plan to build these houses either in Sketchup or in Second Life, if not in real life....
For the next time I change the design, here is some inspiration:
http://www.thecoolhunter.net/architecture/ though the extensive use of glass in some buildings leaves me cold, in every sense.
http://www.phys.ufl.edu/~liz/design.html passive solar design
How buildings work by Edward Allen