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Located on the east end of Long Island in East Hampton, New York on three forested acres, the Arc House is a private modern residence designed with a stunning combination of glass, steel, stone and wood. With over half of the 6,400 square foot structure partially buried, the subterranean construction home was prescribed by the owners who desired a pared-down aesthetic. Designed by Maziar Behrooz Architect and inspired by an airplane hangar, the roof and side walls of the upper level are constructed with a 60-foot by 20-foot self-supporting corrugated steel arch. Green features include geothermal heating, a rainwater collection system on both ends of the arch, and a vegetated roof on the four-car garage from Green Living Technologies International (GLTi). The green roof acts in a manner such as an infinity pool: the vegetation blends into the background providing a seamless appearance. This project was a culminating activity by students from The Bronx Discovery High at the GLTi beta classroom as part of a four year program that implemented the company’s’ green roofs and walls to enhance learning. The students practiced the skills they learned in the classroom and installed the green roof — while earning a living wage. The Arc House is currently on the market for .95M and was just featured on March 9, 2014 on the Travel Channel’s Extreme Vacation Homes. Click here: to see more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database Did we miss your contribution? Please let us know to add you to the profile. Would you like one of your projects to be featured? We have to have a profile first! Submit Your Project Profile Video Rating: / 5 It’s been a year since concluded our third Greenroofs & Walls of the World […]


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  • DanielRichards644 7 months ago

    I want to do one of these metal arc "quonset hut" for a house, this is the one that really caught my eye because the arc is just right so it's a smooth flowing curve and not just a big half circle like most.