A sun room yet to be filled with trees and plants is pictured at Architectural Nexus in Salt Lake City on Friday April 30, 2021. Renovation is underway on the firm’s office, 2505 E. Parleys Way, making it the state’s first “living building,” meaning it produces more energy than it consumes. | Annie Barker, Deseret News A Salt Lake City-based architectural firm is transforming its space into a “living building.” It’s one of the first of its kind in the Intermountain West and is designed to operate as a natural element and generate its own energy. “The hope is to kind of envision a new paradigm for architecture, and that buildings can be more than simply a place of shelter to do business and to do whatever the primary function of that building...
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