Air Supply: Pushing the Limits of Passive Sustainability: Architects often use their own homes as laboratories...

Air Supply: Pushing the Limits of Passive Sustainability: Architects often use their own homes as laboratories...

Although homeowners are embracing sustainability at an increasing clip, they still express reservations about commissioning the highest-performing custom construction. “They wonder whether a strategy really works—the client doesn’t want to be a guinea pig,” observes Moore Ruble Yudell (MRY) partner Buzz Yudell, adding, “Another concern, which I don’t hear so explicitly is that a sustainable building could be sacrificing aesthetic clarity for a machine. Of course, a house can very carefully integrate technology.” Slide Show Photo © Colins Lozada ----- Advertising ----- Architects often use their own homes as laboratories of expression and functionality. With the 4,500-square-foot infill residence Yudell and MRY architectural colorist Tina Beebe recently completed in Santa Monica, the husband and wife created an exemplar to break through client misconception. While the new h...

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