Sustainable Steel Home, San Diego

2011 Grand Award- Custom Home 3,000 to 5,000 square feet Macy Architecture / Jensen & Macy Architects, San Francisco Plenty of decks and overhangs protect the Sustainable Steel Home from the hot San Diego sun. The house maximizes its infill location by providing city and water views to the main rooms, which all occupy the second floor. Photovoltaics produce on-site power, and rainwater harvesting meets the site's irrigation needs. Lots of glass, both transparent and translucent, helps with daylighting and passive solar.

Wood-and-resin panels form an exterior rainscreen.

A view terrace above the garage connects back to the main house via a glass bridge crossing over the courtyard.

A cantilevered deck juts out to shade the entry patio.

A view across the atrium and into the master bedroom. Architect Mark Macy placed the home's major rooms on the top floor.

The living room takes in a view of the Pacific Ocean.

A covered entry pavilion provides a dramatic transition from the street to the house.

A site plan of the house.

The home's first floor plan.

The home's second floor plan.

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