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Source: Facebook/CplusC Architectural Workshop

An Architecture Studio Is Building Luxury Homes With Off-The-Grid Features

By Aimee Lutkin

An architect named Clinton Cole of CPlusC is creating incredible beautiful, modern designs that are not only stunning, but functional for people who want to "live off the grid" in style. New Atlas reported one of his most recent projects, the Aqua Perma Solar Firma located in east Sydney, Australia. According to the architects, it's their most sustainable building to date, and they've got the awards to prove it. The house's design won the 2017 International Green Interior Awards, the 2016 Sustainability Awards for a Single Dwelling, the 2016 Master Builders Association National Luxury Alterations and more.

The building was initially commissioned by a young couple who wanted features that would reduce their carbon footprint and create an environment that incorporated nature as much as possible. The building heats water with an evacuated glass tube solar system, stores rainwater underground for use inside and in the exterior garden. And what an external garden!

The owner's are deeply interested in permaculture, and wanted their own mini-space to grow and cultivate their own food. It includes an aquaponics system for harvesting fish waste, plus compost bins, chickens and a worm farm that all support the productive vegetable garden.