mickey muennig: cooper point house
mickey muennig: cooper point house mickey muennig: cooper point house
may 04, 2009

mickey muennig: cooper point house

photograph by simon watson74-year-old green architect mickey muennig is featured in this month’s wall street journal magazine. muennig was been building green-roof architecture for over 30 years in big sur, california. one of his latest eco-buildings is this one on cooper point, covered in a roof of wild grasses. while he has been a long-time eco-architecture practitioner, muennig remains an unsung hero of the green movement. the cooper point house is built into the landscape and features concrete walls on two side and all-glass walls in between. the green roof above is a continuation of the landscape that feature thick covering which helps make the house more fireproof and provides insulation. the home is ultra-efficient and runs off the grid thanks to a bank of solar panels. inside the home prominently features douglas fir beams that support the home with a large skylight to let in the natural light. the home covers 2,745 sq. feet with its 3 bedrooms. the profile of the home and muennig in this month’s wall street journal magazine is written by alastair gordon with photographs by simon watson.


photograph by simon watson photograph by simon watson photograph by simon watson photograph by simon watson photograph by simon watson photograph by simon watson

  • better is hundertwasser

    xxx says:
  • beautiful home

    alicia lee artistry says:
  • great design! i love to see architecture in comunion with nature, it reminds me the viking houses, congrats

    Q says:
  • it is a great idea, but surprising that the architect didn’t incorporate Solatube® Daylighting Systems in the design of this house. A huge skylight used is such a waste of energy through heat gain and loss depending on the season…not so green at the end.

    Sunlight says:
  • bermed house with a view. awesome!

    editorjackie says:
  • Bello I really like

    Fabiana says:
  • I’ve seen other “green” houses that tend to be more green than house, but this one is a perfect blend. I think I could live in this house without asking myself “wtf did I do?” after a year.

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