Architect Sharon Neuman amplifies eco-friendly in Herzelya, Israel. Adapting to the challenge of a long, narrow plot, Neuman has incorporated solutions into the house’s DNA. To overcome the restricted airflow that results from an adjacent house, protruding walls extend and provide for access to light and air. Subtler design details offer benefits, too: adobe blocks add to thermal mass; rainwater and dew collectors recycle water; and a composting device links the building with the land itself.

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Janet is a senior at Kenyon College studying English with a Creative Writing emphasis. She has a particular affinity for American literature, and enjoys discovering the narrative(s) behind a piece of art. GBlog is her blogging debut, and she is grateful for newfound exposure to objects such as the “Bug Light.” (She favors the stately praying mantis.)