Completed in 2010, this home stands on the site of a previous house that burned down. Nestled between woods and a tree-smattered meadow, the horizontal forms of the house help to reconnect residents with the site. Sustainable features and innovative construction systems ensure that the house is in tune with natural systems. A central clerestory fills the house with daylight, and gives the structure an iconic presence in the landscape.
Both passive and active strategies were incorporated to help maximize the performance of this home in regards to both energy and materials. A combination of extensive daylighting and large overhangs maximize natural light while minimizing heating and cooling costs. A geothermal heating and cooling system utilizes the natural temperature of the earth to augment the passive features. A custom, modular system of precast insulated concrete panels and a SIP roof helped to reduce construction waste and compliment the natural heating and cooling strategies.