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An elevated black home standing among trees. The first shot is nighttime, with glowing windows, and the second is the same home during the day.

Altura aims to make every new project at least 50% more energy efficient than an average new home.

Photos by Keith Isaacs Photography

Altura Architects believes good design is inherently green.

As stewards of our landscape, the Asheville firm aims to minimize the environmental impact of every new project, letting sustainability + biophilic design lead the way while balancing form, function, and site specifics.

What does that include? From green materials + energy-efficient elements to careful considerations surrounding topography, light, insulation, and climate, they shape their designs around the environment — rather than the other way around.

See inside Altura’s green spaces

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