A few nice cool house design images I found:
Image by Indiana Landmarks
301 West First Street, Madison
Indiana architect Francis Costigan designed and built Madison’s Shrewsbury-Windle House in 1848 for riverboat captain and merchant Charles Shrewsbury. The house is a magnificent example of Greek Revival architecture, with 12 rooms, 13 fireplaces, and soaring 13-foot floor-to-ceiling windows. But the centerpiece of the house is the exquisite 53-step spiral staircase ascending through the center of the home. Built out of cherry and pine, it supports its own weight and helps cool the house by allowing hot air to flow up and out through attic windows. The house is now a museum owned by Historic Madison, Inc.
Francis Costigan designed many more residences and buildings around Madison before moving to Indianapolis to work there. All of his Indianapolis work has since been razed, and his only other remaining Madison works include the Costigan House and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
For more information, visit www.historicmadisoninc.com/index.html
Photo by Marsh Davis
Hudson Passive House
Image by BASF – We create chemistry
BASF’s Neopor® insulation enables award-winning firm Dennis Wedlick Architect LLC design a home that uses 90% less heating/cooling energy.
BASF’s insulation material Neopor® (expandable polystyrene: EPS) is featured in the first certified Passive House in New York State. Designed by Dennis Wedlick Architect, LLC (DWA), the three-bedroom The Hudson Passive Project is one of the most energy-efficient homes in the country, and the first in New York State to achieve the demanding standard established by the Passive House Institute®, Germany. The Passive House Institute has compiled data that compares the energy ratings of different types of home. That data shows that by adhering to the Passive House design standards, a 90% decrease in energy consumption can be achieved.
A departure from the modern Passive House aesthetic, Wedlick’s goal was to design a high-performance home with the rustic charm of a country barn.
More info about the Hudson Passive House:
More about Energy efficiency in buildings: www.energyefficiency.basf.com
Image by Thomas Rousing Photography
Copenhagen Danish: København is the capital and most populous city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,230,728 and a metropolitan population of 1,967,727 (as of 1 October 2013). It is situated on the eastern coast of Zealand, 42 km (26 mi) northwest of Malmö, Sweden and 164 km (102 mi) northeast of Odense. The city stretches across parts of the island of Amager and also contains the enclave of Frederiksberg, a municipality in its own right.
Frederik’s Church (Danish: Frederiks Kirke), popularly known as The Marble Church (Marmorkirken) for its architecture, is an Evangelical Lutheran church in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is located just west of Amalienborg Palace.
The church was designed by the architect Nicolai Eigtved in 1740 and was along with the rest of Frederiksstaden, a district of Copenhagen, intended to commemorate the 300 years jubilee of the first coronation of a member of the House of Oldenburg.
Frederick’s Church has the largest church dome in Scandinavia with a span of 31m. The dome rests on 12 columns. The inspiration was probably St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
The foundation stone was set by king Frederick V on October 31, 1749, but the construction was slowed by budget cuts and the death of Eigtved in 1754. In 1770, the original plans for the church were abandoned by Johann Friedrich Struensee. The church was left incomplete and, in spite of several initiatives to complete it, stood as a ruin for nearly 150 years.
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