Without a doubt most people are now looking for an energy efficient home. Well, it has thing to do with the proper home design and make the use of proper building materials.
Bricks have been long popular as building materials in Australia and South Africa. However, the trends speak the opposite way. Now there are a lot of modern house in the US apply bricks as the pre-dominant materials. One of the prominent examples is Tumblr Founder David Karp Home in Brooklyn.
Home in Brooklyn which owned by David Karp has dominant bricks. This is an effort to improve the energy efficiency of homes.
Now let see how it goes. You are probably aware that most energy needed in a regular house is used for cooling and heating purposes. Therefore, the related effort is building the house by using brick, right? When it comes to the thermal comfort, brick is the remarkable material to make it possible.
Home in Brooklyn is the simple example how orientation can affect the house cooling and heating factors. And of course there are other factors such as cross ventilation, insulation, thermal mass, and so on.
The founder of blogging platform Tumblr, David Karp is also the CEO of this company. He said that he didn’t like screens very much. Big bright monitors drove him nuts. This is what he said when he renovated his loft in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He is not up to shiny or smooth but has distinct personal taste for all kind of aged and rough materials. Well, we can see at the pictures that his house is surrounded by ancient bricks, weathered concrete, reclaimed oak, and blackened steel.
When we talk about the house of CEO, you will be surprised on what you will see. I actually didn’t expect that Karp’s taste is not that mediocre.