Single-family home features wind and light catching towers

This project explores tectonic responses to economic and environmental change in the American Midwest. It’s part of a series of “Architectures of Diminished Expectation” that we’ve developed.

The windCatcher addresses increasing desertification of populated areas. This new form of single-family home features wind and light catching towers, a large surface-area thermal mass, evaporative cooling ponds, and many other passive environmental control features that can reliably tune the interior environment in the face of a rapidly changing outside world.

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Austin, Texas
3500 Oakmont Blvd #101, Austin, TX 78731

New York
32 Broadway, Penthouse New York, NY 10004

Specht Architects was founded on the vision of creating elegant, comfortable, and timeless buildings that are rooted in the unique environments in which they exist, and shaped by the character of the people who will inhabit them.

Specht has been named as a “Top 100” architect by New York Magazine,...

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