Ecological stamps of approval in architecture can be a quick and easy way to gain some environmental cache. The Wall and Wall House in Australia isn’t LEED approved and doesn’t have bees on its roof, but the architect Dane Richardson has taken into careful account the integration of the building into its surrounding landscape.
Located in Western Australia (a place that with the recent winter weather looks pretty good from the Architizer offices), the home is based on a building type known in the region as a Special Rural Property. These properties serve a purpose similar to a Gentleman’s Farm, providing a respite for the owners from the rigors of the urban environment. Since these estates are all about getting back to nature, it makes sense that the architectural design would take into account environmental concerns.
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