This design integrates building with landscape, a vegetated roof system collects and filters stormwater into the building core. The core collects and supplies all household plumbing elements contained within it. Black and grey water are released to a primary septic tank below the core and eventually released as effluent to the "living garden". Garden beds along the entry receive irrigation and nutrients to provide site-yield vegetables. This system is engineered to accept and treat residential wastewater from neighboring homes in addition to the primary residence to lessen off site dependency.The contest's title, C2C, and the core principles its entrants must abide by are taken from William McDonough and Michael Braungart's book on sustainable design, Cradle to Cradle. Coates and Meldrum's house, unlike designs for other competitions, will actually be built.
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