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Why The House Ocho Is A Fine Example Of Eco-Friendly Residence

20 March 2015

Why The House Ocho Is A Fine Example Of Eco-Friendly Residence

I always love a good example of “green” home and the House Ocho by Feldman Architecture stands proudly on top of my list.

Like the residence in Megara, the House Ocho is perfect for an eco-minded couple. Why?

Because in 2007 it received a Energy and Sustainability Honor prize from the American Institute of Architects for being an efficient energy free project. The house features passive solar heating and living roofs perfect for an eco-friendly family.

The residence is located in Carmel, California in the Santa Lucia Mountains and it was designed by Feldman Architecture, a San Francisco-based architecture firm.

For those of you who don’t know, the Feldman Architecture is an award winning residential developer recognized by “ creating warm, light-filled spaces that are site-sensitive and carefully detailed. ”

The firm succeeds in creating a perfect balance between the client, the design team and the site and each and every projects is a chance to create an ” innovative solution that is relevant to the project environs and tailored to a clients’ specific needs. ”

If you are interested more in Feldman Architecture and want to see their portofolio or check out their latest projects you can visit their official website here! You will regret nothing!

Now, let us take a peak a inside this eco-friendly awesome house and see with our own eyes if the House Ocho deserves a place on the Luxury Homes category!

 

House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project - EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture
House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project – EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture
House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project - EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture
House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project – EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture
House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project - EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture
House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project – EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture
House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project - EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture
House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project – EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture

The team behind the luxury project

The studio’s culture is also informal and non-hierarchical; members of the small firm work with clients in an engaging, shared process to find smart and sustainable solutions.

Closely guiding projects from design through construction, designers and project managers are deeply involved in research and probing the parameters of a project.

House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project - EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture
House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project – EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture
House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project - EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture
House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project – EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture
House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project - EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture
House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project – EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture

The philosophy behind the Residence

Located on a nature preserve in the beautiful Santa Lucia Mountains, this home’s stunning site consists of oak forests and steep meadows, which strongly constrained and inspired our unconventional design.

In order to reduce the impact of our buildings, we sank them into the ground and planted the overhanging roofs with tall native grasses.

House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project - EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture
House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project – EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture

After passing through an entry grove, visitors can see distant views in-between and over the various building elements. As they are drawn into the widening view, they are led down from the tree-lined ridge to a large terrace that serves as an outdoor living room for the house.

House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project - EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture
House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project – EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture
House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project - EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture
House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project – EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture
House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project - EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture
House Ocho Eco-Friendly Luxury Project – EALUXE | via Feldman Architecture

What do you think about this residence ? Can you picture yourself living here ?

Tell me what you think by leaving a comment in the section bellow and like always, don’t forget to share this awesome home with your friends!