In Los Angeles, California, you’ll find the Hover House 3, a house where the world “unique” is an understatement. The creative mind behind the project was Glen Irani Architects.
The challenge that was creating the illusion of a hovering home, but looking at the finished product, one can see that he not only beat the challenge, he did it with elegance and style.
“Embodied energy analysis on major systems resulted in the use of exterior man-made slate panels, exposed concrete walls and radiant hydronic heating and many of the finishes. Natural ventilation is carefully devised with proper window placements and a wind tower that extend 9’ above the roof (the max allowed by code) in order to eliminate air conditioning. Roof-mounted photovoltaic panels offset 80% of power demands. With the exception of interior wall paint, all interior finishes are devised to last indefinitely so that future emissions from finish replacements are minimized or eliminated.”