Beautiful in more ways than one. This modern urban home scheduled for construction this spring in Chicago was designed to use zero energy from fossil fuels - it will rely only on energy produced on-site. This realization of self-sustainability, the Glass and Bedolla House, was designed by Zoka Zola's studio for architecture and urban design.
Zoka Zola is an architect who opened her studio in Chicago after moving here in 1997. A previous project, the Pfanner house, won the Home of the Year award as the best home in North America. She compares that space to healthy lungs, where the breathing channels are long and smooth.
There are tons of details on the plans for the Glass and Bedolla house here.