Nina Edwards Anker Designs Cocoon Summer Eco-home
The architect and designer Nina Edwards Anker knows that to get people to care about sustainability, all of the senses must be engaged. Through her firm nea studio, she has designed a sofa filled with lentils, lamps made of algae, a chandelier from seashells, and a home in Southampton, New York, that uses no gas or oil.
That house she has named Cocoon, and it was completed at the end of last summer. A southern-facing glass facade and colorful skylights complement a northward curved, shingle-covered exterior wall, following the passive house zero energy principles.