There’s a new eco-friendly home in Texas called Green Lantern Residence and, no, it has nothing to do with a certain ring-wielding DC Conics superhero.
However, it’s not quite a clean-slate design. The home incorporates portions of a 1948 single-story ranch house. The bedroom area became the basis for first- and second-story “public space additions.”
Tying these different elements together is an emphasis on open space, conveyed through large windows, and a unique entryway that requires people to step over an outdoor pool on a short bridge.
There’s sustainable technology here as well, including photovoltaic energy collection, a green roof, grey-water harvesting, and LED lighting. Passive elements such as arbors and overhang structures were also used to increase shade and help reduce solar gain.
Siting was also part of Green Lantern Residence’s sustainable design. In addition to reusing the foundation from an existing house, architects took care to protect the numerous heritage oak trees on site during production.