10 May '12, 10pm

Spanish team takes first in Living Aleutian Home Design Competition

Spanish team takes first in Living Aleutian Home Design Competition

Back in December, I blogged about what's perhaps the most formidable energy-efficient home design challenge that I’ve ever come across: The Cascadia Green Building Council ’s Living Aleutian Home Design Competition , a competition in which the international design community was invited to create an ultra-efficient three-bedroom home for Jimmy Prokopeuff, one of 58 residents living in the remote fishing outpost of Atka in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. In a nutshell, the challenge was conceived to dare “the building industry and all inhabitants of the built environment to rethink how buildings are designed, how materials are sourced and how people interact with the built environment,” Designing an eco-friendly home to be built in one of the most sparsely populated locales in the non-contiguous United States where there’s not a Home Depot for over a thousand miles and where ther...

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