Levy Art & Architecture
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Zero Energy House modern-kitchen

Zero Energy House

This project aims to be the first residence in San Francisco that is completely self-powering and carbon neutral. The architecture has been developed in conjunction with the mechanical systems and landscape design, each influencing the other to arrive at an integrated solution. Working from the historic façade, the design preserves the traditional formal parlors transitioning to an open plan at the central stairwell which defines the distinction between eras. The new floor plates act as passive solar collectors and radiant tubing redistributes collected warmth to the original, North facing portions of the house. Careful consideration has been given to the envelope design in order to reduce the overall space conditioning needs, retrofitting the old and maximizing insulation in the new.

Photographer Ken Gutmaker

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January 18, 2015
Environmental Design Co. wrote:
What is the brand of the orange pendants?
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We make a similar style pendant out of glass called Galilee. Available as individual pendants or multiples on a single canopy, and in a variety of colors and sizes.
    Bookmark   February 1, 2015 at 2:37PM
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February 16, 2014
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This is a custom made steel and glass railing fabricated by 522 Industries, http://www.522industries.com/ in the Bay Area. I believe they are on houzz as well
    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 11:57AM
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Rob Taylor Homes
Very attractive stair rail. different
    Bookmark   February 23, 2014 at 8:52AM
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August 31, 2013
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The client purchased their own furniture so i am not sure of the source but you can try Design Within Reach, ( www.dwr.com ) or Resource Furniture, ( http://www.resourcefurniture.com/ )
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April 8, 2013
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The Bar piece is produced by SieMatic cabinets, it is walnut. I believe it is standard bar height of 42" which is 6" above the counter.
    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 2:32PM
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Thank you for responding! I love this design!
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December 28, 2012
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The stair is open to above and takes up an area about 6'-6" x 10'-0". the floor to floor height is 10'-6". Hope this helps.
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March 27, 2014
Veniamin Usov wrote:
Could you tell what height and length of footsteps?
February 10, 2014
devory wrote:
Is bar made of wood?
February 9, 2014
davidradem wrote:
Love the floor, what is the type of wood and brand? Thank you so much

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The interior glows with natural light. Skylights, large windows and energy-efficient LED lighting keep it open and bright year-round. All the electricity is powered by Sunpower photovoltaic panels. While Levy Art & Architecture makes sustainability a high priority in all of its designs, this home is the first all-electric residence the firm has put together. It captures solar power, then holds it with open-cell foam insulation and low-infiltration windows. Flooring: engineered maple; stair railing and guardrail: custom steel and glass railings by Philip Tiffin, 522 Industries; kitchen cabinets and bar: SieMatic
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Electric or Hydronic? First you need to know that there is a big difference between an electric system (based on electricity) and a hydronic system (based on water). Each system has its advantages and disadvantages; the type you choose will depend on your needs.Generally speaking, a hydronic system would be more appropriate for a whole-house project.

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