The Cresta House by Jonathan Segal ($TBA) is located in San Diego, California and looks kinda like an above ground bomb shelter. The three story house is 5300 square feet and made entirely from cast in place concrete. If features floor to ceiling glass and huge openings to the outdoors. What’s amazing about this structure is it’s almost completely off the grid. Due to the thermal mass of the concrete, available sun shade, and the insulating effect of the pool, the 6.5kw solar array on the roof provides almost all of the power the home requires.
The Scrape House By Kouichi Kimura Architects ($TBA) looks like it comes straight out of a sci-fi flick, but it is more than real. Even thought it looks closed in, the 1500 square foot house was built to take advantage of the beautiful scenery surrounding the tiered-development where it’s located. Each window location was considered ...[Read More]