April 29, 2008

Luxury Eco-Friendly Architecture - The $15 Million Orchid House

This is the design of a sustainable, eco-friendly house shaped in the form of a bee orchid. The house, which is called The Orchid and is located in the UK, uses geothermal heating and an underground pump to create its own energy. So far so good.

The Orchid, designed by Sarah Featherstone, sits on 550 acres of beautiful land in Cotswold which is a privately-owned nature reserve and it is priced at £7.2 million euros or about $15 million dollars. And that's where I get off the ride. Fifteen million dollars? Isn't that sort of counter intuitive to the whole environmental movement?


  1. I found CG pics of your ideas and I think you should put a presence on our new site:


    or at leasts your artists. We are running a Green AEC challenge right now to get people involved in the site.
    HP and Adobe are sponsoring the challenge and you are supposed to enter a greed habitat.

    You can win a Quad Core HP for rendering! Only 2 people have entered so far! Here is a direct link

    I would love to see some of you ideas entered in the challenge and spread to word if you can.

  2. Anonymous please leave more info. TY.