Santa Cruz Straw Bale House by Arkin Tilt Architects

In Santa Cruz, California, Arkin Tilt Architects designed this contemporary green house for a family of six, along with a second unit for rental or aging parents.

Santa Cruz Straw Bale House by Arkin Tilt Architects
Santa Cruz Straw Bale House by Arkin Tilt Architects
Santa Cruz Straw Bale House by Arkin Tilt Architects
Santa Cruz Straw Bale House by Arkin Tilt Architects
Santa Cruz Straw Bale House by Arkin Tilt Architects
Santa Cruz Straw Bale House by Arkin Tilt Architects
Santa Cruz Straw Bale House by Arkin Tilt Architects
Santa Cruz Straw Bale House by Arkin Tilt Architects

Description by Arkin Tilt Architects

Our clients wanted to push the ecological envelope while providing a fun, comfortable house for their family of six, along with a second unit for rental or aging parents. Combining cutting-edge mechanical technology with natural building techniques, passive solar strategies, and locally sourced elements, this house is designed for net-zero energy and minimal carbon footprint.

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- by Matt Watts

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