Dominic Stevens' Biodegradable House

Architects' own homes are interesting specimens, as they're often just as much about experimentation as they are about style, form, or function. They're perhaps the perfect opportunity to see into the future of home design, as they are where the architects' imagination is allowed to run wild. Case in point is Irish architect Dominic Stevens' own home:He and his artist wife built their home in the countryside - an escape from Dublin and an ongoing study in process. The home is designed to return to the earth. Stevens was quoted in Dwell saying that the house would disintegrate in ten years' time if they ceased to maintain it. Built in modules, the house is continually under progress, able to be added to or subtracted from as needs require. It's the ultimate in green architecture: building only exactly what you need and even then building it so that it can be returned to the earth when its useful life is over.

See more from Dominic Stevens at his website.

Images: Dwell

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