Malibu 5 House by Kanner Architects in United StatesJanuary 30th, 2009 - Posted in Home Design Ideas
Located in Malibu, California (United States), this house called Malibu 5 was designed by Stephen H. Kanner,
Kanner Architects is a sustainable home of environmentally friendly and recycled materials. The owners, Georgia Goldfarb and Walter Zelman are contributing energy to the power grid during daylight hours. Conceived as a passive solar house, it has photovoltaic panels that generate power for the house during the day and solar thermal panels for domestic hot water on the roof.
Ground-level concrete floors act as heat sinks, pulling in the sun’s energy during the day and releasing it at night. They also provide radiant heating, making use of water heated on the roof. The California home faces the Pacific Ocean to take advantage of coastal breezes, energy-providing solar gain, natural light and views.