The Haskell Health House, modeled after concepts in Richard Neutra’s Lovell Health House, reinterprets how a conscientious architecture might be embodied in Austin, Texas today.
One of the elements I am particularly proud of is the mechanical design. An upgraded vapor barrier makes an air-tight envelope, reducing the mechanical bill (holding the interior at 70F) to $118 for our hot Texas July! Additionally, the house accommodates natural ventilation with the stair tower acting as a heat stack, allowing inhabitants to have a truly reduced energy bill if they choose! Please refer to diagrams and images in the Design Manifesto for clarification.