Merit Award: Clean and Green

Converted from an apartment building to a single-family residence, this project though deceptively simple in plan offers plenty of rich detail and green design elements.

Merit Award: Clean and Green

Designer Erla Ingjaldsdottir converted this five-unit apartment building into a single-family residence by remodeling less than 50% of the existing structure.

Merit Award: Clean and Green

The wood beams that span the small open courtyard were reused from the existing house.

Merit Award: Clean and Green

Recycled blue glass creates the illusion of a pool under the glass staircase. Large expanses of glass and sliding interior doors bring natural light to all areas of the house.

Merit Award: Clean and Green

The designers signature is a kitchen island with integral stools that resemble cabinet doors when pushed in to the base. Erla Ingjaldsdottir did not use tile or carpet in the house.

Merit Award: Clean and Green

Large sliding glass doors in the living room and master bedroom provide natural ventilation and a connection to the outdoors. The house has solar thermal radiant heating under the floors, as well as a solar hot water heater.

Merit Award: Clean and Green

The bathroom sinks are made of a recycled rubber material.

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