23 July 2013
The architect-bricklayer-carpenter-electrician-plumber Aaron D’Innocenzo has designed and built his house in the Mojave Desert, California, entirely by himself. The construction blends perfectly into the landscape, is self-sufficient in energy and naturally ventilated: it has neither an air-conditioning nor a heating system. The materials used are strictly local, and practically all the elements of which it is made up, from the structure to the wiring and plumbing and the furniture, have been conceived and constructed to measure by D’Innocenzo himself, who took eight years to realize his project. Autarkic.