This is an experimental dwelling meant to indicate how a modernist architecture could respond to energy needs. A two-story trombe wall (a masonry wall that absorbs solar heat) projects as a screen to one side of the house. The wood-sheathed house itself is a rectilinear box in which great care has been devoted to the fenestration and detailing of the walls. With the growth of trees and shrubs around the house, it no longer seems as insistently modern as when it was built. In truth, it fits in well with the nearby housing, which seems closely related to spec housing one might find in California.
You are here
ISU Energy Research House
If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.
SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.