mickey muennig: cooper point house

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.

http://mickeymuennig.com

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    Jun 23, 2009
  • 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.

    msg
    Jun 16, 2009
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    Fabiana
    May 13, 2009
  • bermed house with a view. awesome!

    editorjackie
    May 09, 2009
  • 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
    May 07, 2009
  • great design! i love to see architecture in comunion with nature, it reminds me the viking houses, congrats

    Q
    May 05, 2009
  • beautiful home

    alicia lee artistry
    May 05, 2009
  • better is hundertwasser

    xxx
    May 04, 2009

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