29 Feb '16, 12am

Austin Maynard Architects created THAT House, a #sustainable home. Look:

Austin Maynard Architects created THAT House, a #sustainable home. Look:

Built with almost half the floor area of its neighbors, the 255-square-meter THAT House makes a defiant stand against growing suburban sprawl . Its larger neighbors—Australia’s newly built homes are 7 percent bigger than in the US—not only have higher heating and cooling demands, but also perpetuate a car-dependent environment. “THAT house is a conscious effort to build a home that is almost half the floor area of its neighbours, yet without compromise of spatial types, functions and quality,” wrote Austin Maynard Architects. “The anxiety of not having enough, or leaving something out that you may need later, is a real fear. However with good design and planning, modest size homes are not compromising.”

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-solar-powered-that-house-is...

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