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Net Zero Home: Exploring Dynamic Open-Plan Living

Modern home with wooden siding, large windows, and an inviting pool surrounded by lush greenery.

This innovative Net Zero Home, designed by Martin Architects in New York, NY, offers a striking example of sustainable design. The project, completed in 2019, features a modular steel shell and a unique “T” layout that overcomes site restrictions and cost considerations. The open-concept public living area is complemented by a second-floor studio, accessible via a dynamic staircase. This house exemplifies the balance between functional design and environmental responsibility, making it a standout in the world of sustainable architecture.

Ashen Cabin by Hannah

Ashen Cabin by Hannah

Introducing the innovative Ashen Cabin, a marvel of futuristic design located in the serene landscapes of upstate New York. Crafted by HANNAH, the ingenious design firm run by assistant professors of architecture Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic from Cornell University, this architectural jewel stands as a testament to their groundbreaking response to environmental crisis.

Seamlessly blending robotic technology and 3D printing in timber and concrete construction, this cabin explores the future of home construction. But what’s truly remarkable is its unique approach to sustainability: it’s built from ash trees devastated by the Emerald Ash Borer beetle, an invasive species threatening nearly one in ten Ash trees in New York state.

Step inside to discover the intricate process behind the creation of this avant-garde cabin that’s redefining sustainability and residential design in America.