e-House is an experimental house of the future, a laboratory for living designed by award-winning architect Michael McDonough. A high-performance website-controlled building, it was developed with a team of engineers, scientists, environmentalists, and over 100 manufacturers.
Appearing first as a weblog, e-House is now being constructed in New York’s Hudson Valley. Exhibiting a dramatic new style, and using response to nature as generator of architectural form, it integrates advanced building products and systems with traditional materials and techniques. Emphasizing emerging life-styles, it is configured for distance computer control and e-commuting.
e-House has been widely published and will be the subject of an upcoming book.
"At his upstate New York home, known as the e-House, architect Michael McDonough is conducting an ongoing experiment in ecological awareness. In this video Michael takes us on a tour of his kitchen, the heart of any family home."
“Michael McDonough has engaged in the design and construction of what may be the most ecologically aware structure in the world, his e-House.”
- Philip Jodidio, Architecture: Nature
Read more about Architecture: Nature online.
“… new sensibilities that will absolutely revolutionize the way home building and home buying is done.”
- FineLiving TV
A four minute video excerpt showing e-House as a leader in smart house technology; with Julie Moran of FineLiving TV and Brian Cooley of C-NET.com.
Read the "Coolest Rooms on the Planet" article online.
Read the “e-House: Michael McDonough's State-of-the-Art Sustainable Home” article online.
Read the PBS exclusive web content “e-House: Toward a Sustainable Nation” online.