Great Barrier House

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Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects have enabled life in a glass house that withstands even the strictest scrutiny. The eco-friendly home, built on New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island, makes use of and aids the environment. While the surrounding Puriri trees provide semi-open bedrooms with privacy, the building itself actually protects existing vegetation. The lucky residents enjoy baths heated by the sun and guilt-free, minimal-impact use of electronics.

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Janet is a senior at Kenyon College studying English with a Creative Writing emphasis. She has a particular affinity for American literature, and enjoys discovering the narrative(s) behind a piece of art. GBlog is her blogging debut, and she is grateful for newfound exposure to objects such as the “Bug Light.” (She favors the stately praying mantis.)

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