Kipnis Architecture + Planning
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Nathan Kipnis Architects, Inc. traditional-exterior
 

Nathan Kipnis Architects, Inc.

South facing solar courtyard featuring calculated overhangs for passive solar control and integrated solar thermal panels for the domestic hot water and radiant floor systems.

The design is an Energy Star 5+ home.
URL
http://www.nkainc.com/projects.html

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Architect's Toolbox: Solar-Powered Design
This home is by architect Nathan Kipnis, who has spent the last several decades designing homes that rely on the sun for heating and other power needs. In this home, Nate orients the long face on an east/west axis to make sure that the home gets a lot of sun throughout the day. The design incorporates a deep overhang and pergola to block the sunlight from entering the home in summer, when the sun is higher in the sky.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to 18 Winners from the Architect's Toolbox
Solar power. In a recent ideabook we toured a smartly designed home as one that is respectful of the planet. In another story, we presented the Hudson Passive Project, a home that relies almost completely on the sun for its heating and cooling. Taking advantage of the sun's power is growing in importance as a design tool.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

risris added this to Axis House
April 29, 2014
"This home is by architect Nathan Kipnis, who has spent the last several decades designing homes that rely on the sun for heating and other power needs. In this home, Nate orients the long face on an east/west axis to make sure that the home gets a lot of sun throughout the day. The design incorporates a deep overhang and pergola to block the sunlight from entering the home in summer, when the sun is higher in the sky."
snmiranda added this to extend dinning room
March 26, 2014
Back porch idea
Paul Wright added this to Lizard Pool
February 14, 2014
Solar
olson222 added this to olson222's ideas
October 18, 2013
cross hip roof
gizane added this to gizane's Ideas
October 9, 2013
Smart
Shelly Stein added this to utilities
October 6, 2013
Solar design
Naz Singh added this to snazzyko7's ideas
September 16, 2013
Solar panels
joans1956 added this to joans1956's ideas
August 11, 2013
Trellis
anakins2303 added this to caretaker residence
July 21, 2013
Perfect example of passive solar design
joreli added this to joreli's ideas
July 19, 2013
solar panel
Katrina Wisner added this to katrina_wisner's ideas
July 5, 2013
Solar
taupo13 added this to Patio Ideas
July 1, 2013
pergola
Marsha Phillips added this to Phillips_Bentonville
June 21, 2013
Solar Panels
daniellemrichard added this to daniellemrichard's Ideas
June 17, 2013
Passive solar demonstration
donnagiovannini added this to Reid Silva
June 1, 2013
I wanted an awning we could open in the future
dashellemurrin added this to dashellemurrin's Ideas
May 24, 2013
Design for solar panels
pppppppp added this to Green
May 22, 2013
Solar hous warmer climate
sahasativa added this to deck
May 22, 2013
Pergola
gunderb added this to Herman exterior
May 22, 2013
deep overhang and pergola to stop sun from entering house in the summer
A S added this to LITTLE HOUSE
May 20, 2013
solar power
younglane added this to younglane's ideas
May 11, 2013
Deep pergola to block sun in summer when the sun is higher in the sky
Marsha Phillips added this to marsha_phillips's ideas
April 27, 2013
Solar panels
sweezel added this to Green Ideas
April 8, 2013
Passive Solar overhang
sct2011 added this to GARTEN
March 8, 2013
Pergola in White
Belle Mechanical added this to belle_mechanical's ideas
March 4, 2013
solar
General Roofing Systems Canada (GRS) added this to Solar Roof
February 10, 2013
Solar Roofing
donnagiovannini added this to DannyonJan20
January 20, 2013
Looking down on deck, I would like you to install an awning which I will buy that will be mechanical as shading when needed and will close at other times.
donnagiovannini added this to John, Danny, Tim Back View and Porches
September 11, 2012
Over the roof, I would like to install this awning. Who prepares the house exterior... Tim or Danny?
donnagiovannini added this to Tim for Sept 5th
September 5, 2012
Looking down on that back kitchen deck. LOVE the awning.
donnagiovannini added this to Tim's outside design.
September 5, 2012
Great view into upper back deck...outside kitchen and above lower deck. Awning included.
Laurie added this to Day Ideabook
September 2, 2012
solar panels
new2dance added this to new2dance's ideas
July 19, 2012
caristyn added this to Energy Smart*
July 4, 2012
This home is by architect Nathan Kipnis, who has spent the last several decades designing homes that rely on the sun for heating and other power needs. In this home, Nate orients the long face on an east/west axis to make sure that the home gets a lot of sun throughout the day. The design incorporates a deep overhang and pergola to block the sunlight from entering the home in summer, when the sun is higher in the sky.
jdans added this to jdans's ideas
June 24, 2012
active and passive solar
lmaurer added this to lmaurer's ideas
June 18, 2012
lighthouse??
jacquiemcintyre added this to jacquiemcintyre's Favorites
June 13, 2012
Toledo pergola
roberthedden added this to Exteriors
June 12, 2012
Sunscreen
anndj added this to anndj's ideas
June 11, 2012
Solar windows
speedline1 added this to speedline1's Favorites
June 11, 2012
awning
shodson added this to shodson's ideas
June 10, 2012
solar power
marthawrites added this to function
June 10, 2012
Solar power. In a recent ideabook we toured a smartly designed home as one that is respectful of the planet. In another story, we presented the Hudson Passive Project, a home that relies almost completely on the sun for its heating and cooling. Taking advantage of the sun's power is growing in importance as a design tool.
mmcarmichael added this to mmcarmichael's ideas
June 10, 2012
Solar power
lindacampbell added this to lindacampbell's Favorites
June 10, 2012
Let's consider solar power along with geothermal
lstowe1 added this to living area
June 10, 2012
louvers on porch roof
vpiche added this to vpiche's ideas
June 10, 2012
coverage
michele57 added this to exterior
June 8, 2012
Solar panels
2woodie2 added this to 2woodie2's Favorites
January 19, 2012
C
edeink3 added this to Minapolitan
November 7, 2011
Solar panel
ununu added this to ununu's Favorites
November 2, 2011
Placas solares
arm57 added this to arm57's ideas
November 1, 2011
solar heating
Afsheen Rashid added this to afsheen_rashid's ideas
October 31, 2011
solar energy
Cape Coop added this to capecoop's ideas
October 30, 2011
Nathan Kipnis
marydampier added this to marydampier's ideas
October 30, 2011
trellis
1013 added this to 1013's ideas
October 30, 2011
back patio, light to house
annnabelle added this to annnabelle's ideas
October 30, 2011
deep overhang and pergola blocks summer sunlight
ezlloyd added this to ezlloyd's Favorites
October 28, 2011
Simplicity...Green architecture
100venus added this to 100venus's Favorites
October 25, 2011
Tremblant
hrmodi added this to My House Ideas
June 17, 2011
Solar panels
shakeel21uk added this to shakeel21uk's Favorites
November 29, 2010
Green
Kathryn added this to Eco-Easy: Basic Elements of Great Green Design
September 6, 2009
People who only know a little bit about green design typically at least know that one option for the home is to make use of solar energy. This isn't the right choice for all homes since it can be expensive but it's a terrific way to really make the home energy efficient. The solar panels here are a standard example of how solar energy tools can be incorporated into the complete design of the home.
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