THE $15,000 SOLAR ARCADE




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This close-up of the home's faqade shows the framework for a domestic solar water heater (the protruding boxlike structure) and the angled fiberglass glazing that intensifies solar gain
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The one-bedroom Solar Arcade has 800 square feet of living space and can be built-start to finishfor under $15,000.
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The architect left openings between the roof supports to facilitate the room-toroom flow of warm air from the woodstove.
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The Arcade faces south. Earth berming and topsoil/ peat-moss roofing contribute to the dwelling's stable year-round temperature.
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The interior features solid masonry construction, durable doors and windows, and a dark floor that absorbs the sun's heat.
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An inside shot of the passive collector area, which brings light and warmth into the Solar Arcade.
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The one-bedroom Solar Arcade has 800 square feet of living space and can be built-start to finishfor under $15,000.
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