The guest house for a Buddhism expert has been built in Brentwood, California. The design was made by François Perrin of Air Architecture with the concept of self-sufficient in energy by utilizing photovoltaic panels and wind turbines. The reports said that the similar structures will be build in Taiwan and Sri Lanka.
The project is using an “air” insulation, which is a void in between the wood frame and the translucent skin that protects the interior (the anthropologist’s collection) from the cold and the heat. The project is also using cross ventilation from the specific position of the opening and the operable skylight on the roof to cool down the building in extreme summer heat, catching the ocean’s breeze in the afternoon through the operable skylight.