Architects: Brooks + Scarpa
Location: Venice, CA, USA
Photography: © John Linden
Yin-Yang House is a net-zero energy single-family home for a growing family. Facing the street, the construction looks very enclosed; but once inside it shows that it is actually a series of courtyards that integrate with the interior of the house. The design is aimed to emphasize common spaces and promote interaction among family members.
015 When remodeling or building a house from scratch, consider the following principles of sustainable living: optimization of solar energy, improvement of indoor air quality, and use of high-performance materials.
The active systems in the home include a 12 KW solar photovoltaic panel system, which doubles as a sunshade device.
016 Blown-in cellulose insulation and radiant floor heating contribute to an energy-efficient climate control system.
Eco-friendly materials like bamboo, composite stone, and recycled tile countertops and bathroom finishes are some of the house’s environmental strategies.