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Sustainable residence featuring a living green wall: Brooks Avenue Residence

Located in Venice, California, the interesting Brooks Avenue Residence is a dream come true for its inhabitants. The couple living here needed a larger home for their growing family, so the architects from Vancouver-based Bricault company designed a remodel of the 2,000 square feet house and constructed another 1,700 square foot addition. The lack of air conditioning is not a problem due to the extensive connection between the inside space and the outside garden, carefully designed to provide natural ventilation. The backside of the house features a sculptural staircase connecting the ground floor with the rooftop deck.

Pivoting doors on the ground floor leave the space open or closed, as the owner wants. The second floor features folding windows and exterior panels that slide into walls, further connecting the interior to the exterior. A three-sided living wall system cladding the exterior of the master bedroom extends over the entrance, creating a carport underneath. Eco-friendly systems for capturing and recycling water, a vegetable garden on the roof and solar panels ensure the home is sustainable and modern.


Ada Teicu

Ada always dreamed of transforming her love for writing into a lifestyle. Passionate about all things beautiful, from faithful dogs to homemade cooking or climbing her beautiful homeland mountains, she was very much into interior design and architectural wonders. Ada is from Timisoara, Romania, loves purple and turquoise and her all-time favorite c[...]

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