Efficiency, Traditional Character Highligh Illinois Gable Home

The University of Illinois used refurbished wood from an old barn for the Gable House's siding.

The University of Illinois Gable House is a modern twist on the look of a traditional Midwestern Barn.

Mark Taylor, an assistant architecture professor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, tells incoming visitors about the Gable House’s use of laminated bamboo framing.

Daylighting makes this dining area comfortable without the use of electricity. The window systems, designed by Optiwin, meet Passive House standards.

A T-shirt hangs to dry on a clothesline on the Gable House’s deck, which is made from wood salvaged from a demolished grain silo.

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