Cupkova and Pratt put research into practice

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October 19, 2010

Cornell architecture faculty Dana Cupkova and Kevin Pratt — working as Epiphyte Lab — collaborated on a newly built 2,200 square foot Ithaca-area home that was recently highlighted during Green Building Open House Tour sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension. The passive solar home for the Hsu family includes non-toxic finishes, an on-demand water heater, and a rainwater catch, and features a cast-in-place concrete heat sink mass wall prototype and solar-responsive siding pattern.