GreenSource Magazine, a great resource for environmentally and eco-friendly architects and builders, releases photos of a new green home each month to show new innovation in the industry. The latest design has a whimsical touch to it that makes it almost cute:
Lakewood House’s signature brise soleil is made from whole, locally felled logs, adding in intriguing focal point to the streamlined building design. The logs aren’t only for looks, however. They take some of the burden of cooling the home off of the geothermal system that is installed. The logs in question were not an elaborate installation either; they were installed by simply bolting them to columns and then securing them with clawed washers. What a simple addition to a green home to not only add a fun touch to the exterior, but to also further energy conservation.