decojournal: Charlotte Residence By Allison Ewing and William McDonough

27
May
2008

decojournal: Charlotte Residence By Allison Ewing and William McDonough

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I have a weakness for green houses. And this is another one of those wood-filled lovely residences, warm and distinguished in a time where concrete and steel rule.

This private residence is located in Charlotte, North Carolina, in a 100 years old forest, to be more exact. The beautiful house was designed by Architects Allison Ewing and William McDonough from William McDonough and Partners. 20 miles away from downtown Charlotte, this wooden wonder with rustic air was designed around the surrounding trees and built using OSB and lots of windows.

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This house uses a geothermal system which makes it even more interesting because there are not many private residences using this system, even if it’s highly “green”. It’s a single family two-story residence for those who care about the environment enough to make a house following the axes already made by the existing trees and not the opposite.

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