Casa GG, Bioclimatic House

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Home among the hills, Casa GG is located north of Barcelona, nearby the Montseny mountains. The Alventosa Morell Arquitectes building is a money- and energy-conserving Passivhaus especially designed with six boxy volumes. Lined in spruce inside and out, the home makes use of locally sourced and recycled materials. The warmth of the wood balances the coolness of the concrete floors. The large windows and glass corridor further brightens the space, bringing in natural light and connecting the home to the garden.

Photography by Adrià Goula

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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