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A Bright Idea: BrightBuilt Barn

With its super insulation and solar-power system, the prefabricated BrightBuilt Barn by Kaplan Thompson Architects and Bensonwood Woodworking Company produces far more energy than it consumes.

Architect Phil Kaplan designed the BrightBuilt Barn prototype as an organic, living system that can be adapted to ever-changing needs.
Photography By Naomi C.O. Beal and KTA
Energy Star appliances reduce consumption.
Photography By Naomi C.O. Beal and KTA
With movable walls, the prototype can be reconfigured into a one- or two-bedroom home.
Photography By Naomi C.O. Beal and KTA
The ladder-accessible mechanical storage loft can be converted into living space.
Photography By Naomi C.O. Beal and KTA

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