April 22, 2009

House of the Week 018: 5ive (Earthday Special)

5ive is a two storey LEED Platinum certified House in Minneapolis, Minnesota designed by the architecture practice Shelter.

The clients approached their new home as an opportunity to start a new lifestyle that would significantly decrease their impact on the world. They began reshaping their mobility, their diets, their energy use, and even their rate of consumption.

Their home was designed as a constant supporter of their new lifestyle. The site is close mass transit and community services. The plan allows them to gracefully age without having to move or remodel. The kitchen is laid out to promote a better diet. Storage is designed to decrease waste and over-consumption. And, of course, everything in the building is the most energy efficient possible.

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