House of Earth & Sky

Location

California

Contractor

Ryan Associates

Architect

Aidlin Darling Design

Photographer

Matthew Millman

This sustainable house boasts kite-shaped floating roofs, glass pavilions and rammed earth walls from site-sourced materials. Special attention was given to the structural design of the thin-profile roof, allowing for a lightweight appearance while maintaining its function to support photovoltaic panels, brace full-height glazing, and channel rain water to underground cisterns. This home has a LEED Platinum designation.