Living Building Challenge Winning Entry!

We are waiting to hear where and when this greenhouse will be built!

NPK-(GIF)-FINAL(small)

The [NPK]house is our winning entry in the 2013 International Living Futures competition which challenged designers to design a 3000 sq. ft greenhouse under the guidelines of the Living Building Challenge (LBC) – meeting net zero energy, water and waste.

We have been studying the operation and aesthetics of  the [NPK]house North facade with this short GIF.  The building blends into the rural agricultural language of the Pacific NW, and by over-sizing and manipulating the louvers on the North facade, it reinterprets this vernacular architecture to announce the modern operations of the building.