Friday, March 26, 2010

Urban Ark Greenhouse

The house I live in has this greenhouse built on the South side, designed by David Del Porto. By incorporating the first and second floor windows of the house, it can create a thermosiphon that heats the house for free on sunny days. The row of windows along the top of the greenhouse vent it in the summer.

Only the first bits of green are peeking out outside...

...except for the bamboo which was green all winter long...

...but inside flowers are in full bloom...

...and the tomatoes have been ripe on the vine since February.

1 comment:

  1. I am impressed by the photography and the well-chosen explanations of the process. And, as the homeowner who benefited by the excellent workmanship, I am impressed.

    David Del Porto