Located on the north-fork of Long Island, the Orient Artist Studio from NYC-based Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects is one of the first houses in the US to achieve PassiveHouse certification. And on top of its efficient building envelope, reclaimed siding, and solar arrays, its pretty easy on the eyes. Nestled in the sand and the pines, the weathered wood exterior contains ample open space and loads of natural light. Hard to imagine a better environment to reflect on your own creativity. To find out more about the project, visit Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects.