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Earth House / Glass House

From a buried garage, an underground tunnel leads up into a glass pavilion with uninterrupted 270 degree views of Okanagan Lake. An independent bedroom pavilion is wrapped in rusted steel and covered by a green roof. Several unconventional building systems are employed including a green roof, geothermal heating and cooling, custom fabricated rusted steel cladding panels, an exposed steel primary structure, structural insulated panels (SIP), and high performance glazing with commercial aluminum frames.

2013 AIBC Special Jury Award

Architect of Record: Allen + Maurer Architects

Job Captain and Construction Manager: Florian Jungen

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