29 Nov '14, 9pm

Skinny Houses Adapt to Site Constraints via @gbelements

Skinny Houses Adapt to Site Constraints via @gbelements

One of the most important decisions that gets made when designing a building, if not THE most important decision, is where to build it . Site conditions can affect how big a house is, its shape, its orientation across cardinal directions , and- as such- how energy efficient the home has the potential to be. The skinny houses highlighted in the gallery, below were adapted to fit in some very tight spaces!

Full article: http://greenbuildingelements.com/2014/11/03/skinny-houses...

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