Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on March 22, 2009
Who would have thought an homage to a Porsche could come in a Green package? Certainly not me. But the T-Bone house, erected in the town of Waiblingen, Germany, is exactly that. Built by Zlatko Antolovic and Alexander Wendlik’s architectural practice COAST, the house was designed to showcase the client’s love of his 1974 Porsche Targa.
The house earned its name for the so-called T-shape form of the building. Rising above glazed infills on the ground floor to a large horizontal cross section above, the home gives sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. One of the glazed infills houses the open “living room in the landscape”, which has large windows on each of three sides, while the other clear glass area is the home of the 1974 Targa.
Of course, the fact that the house showcases a Porsche is not what makes it worthy of note from a Green perspective. What we like is the technology utilized in its architectural design.
The T-Bone house takes advantage of environmentally responsible technology like geothermal heating to warm the residence and also uses a rainwater collection system for water conservation.
So, although the 1974 Porsche Targa may not be the most “G” car ever built, its home in Waiblingen, Germany helps to make up for it.