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Hammer & Hand
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Karuna Passive House
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Passive House designed by Holst Architecture and built by Hammer & Hand. This high performance home meets the world's most demanding green building certifications. Photo by Jeremy Bittermann.
of a house. “This house was designed to Passive House principles” means that the architect and builder, of their own accord, decided to pursue a set of measurable building standards that promote low-energy consumption. The term originated from Germany’s “Passivhaus.” “This house is a certified Passive
Passive House: What it is & Why You Should Care
Modern house concept for Grand Isle
While not a container house, it gives design cues. Even
What is Really Green these days?
of a house.“This house was designed to Passive House principles” means that the architect and builder, of their own accord, decided to pursue a set of measurable building standards that promote low-energy consumption. The term originated from Germany’s “Passivhaus.”“This house is a certified Passive
“House” — trenttrenic
Rhodes Architecture + Light
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View Ridge Residence
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Ridge House is a speculative residence above Sandpoint in Seattle. Construction was completed in May 2007 and the house sold in five days. The VR House is raised above an existing concrete foundation to take advantage of Lake Washington views but it was important that the scale of the house fit into
The houses form is broken into two gabled volumes linked by a central stair. The central atrium floods the interior with day light and is the focus of the open spaces of the house. Exterior rain-screen fiber cement panels and board and batten siding further reduce the apparent volume of the house.
around the house. The 3,400 s.f. house was designed by Rhodes Architecture + Light with PAO Engineering, LightWire, Lighting Design, and was built by Summit Development LLC.
“Light green slabs” — Lori Litman
Moore Architects, PC
Cherry Street Residence
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that, the house needed to maintain a diminutive scale in order to appear friendly and avoid a dominating presence. The simplistic, crisp, honest materials and details of the little house, all painted white, would be saved and incorporated into a new house. Across the front of the house, the three public
original house, their growing family presented an architectural dilemma: how do you significantly expand a charming little 1920’s Craftsman style house that you love without totally losing the integrity that made it so perfect? The answer began to formulate after a review of the houses in the turn-of-
older house was two stories tall, each built in a different style, each beautifully proportioned, each much larger than this cottage bungalow. Most of the neighborhood houses had been significantly renovated or expanded. Growing this one-story house would certainly not adversely affect the architectural
“E” — danrab
Northern Virginia Contractor
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Christopher A Rose AIA, ASID
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Glass house on the pond
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Side of House! View across Blue Heron Pond
Recently the Wall Street Journal selected the "Lips Room" house on Kiawah Island by architect and Houzzer Christopher Rose as its House of the Day. To be sure, with its expansive walls of glass and high-tech-meets-Lowcountry feel, we're
Glass House on a Low Country Lagoon has been featured in Houzz.
of the day. A view from across the lagoon reveals just how open and how much glass there is.
“C” — lalaloohoo
Mohler + Ghillino Architects
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Indigo Lane House
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of the house in the landscape. A series of indor/outdoor terraces step up the hillside to connect the indoors with the landscape. Generous doors and windows provide light, ventilation and views to the Cascade Mountains. photo: Mercio Photography
To gain the oh-so-valuable rays of the sun, the ideal plan for a house is a linear one with living spaces oriented to the south (in
to the house's interior. This house near Seattle, designed by Mohler + Ghillino Architects, opens up toward the sun, but it also takes advantage of fir trees to the north to block cold winds in the winter.
for a house is a linear one with living spaces oriented to the south (in the northern hemisphere; to the north in the southern hemisphere). It's then good practice to place deciduous trees on the same side, so the sun is filtered in the hot summer months, but with the leaves off the trees in colder months
“Neat” — Marla McCoid
Castanes Architects PS
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Lake House
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The house opens up on East elevation to focus it's attention to the beautifully landscaped gardens and stunning view of the lake and silhouette of the City and the mountains Photo: Aaron Leitz
of the house on some levels is reminiscent 'Wrightish'. Window mullions also remind me of some of the 50's design style, as well as some of the furniture. A gorgeous blend of modern style with just a tint of retro.
This house uses a hydronic radiant floor heating system, which is the most effective way for heating a house with lots of open space and tall ceilings. For cooling, we like to rely on passive systems such as cross ventilation, with a smaller a/c system for instant chill for those 5 hot summer days that
“Rails” — drsmithwallace
Contemporary Exterior
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would you mind if you could please share me plan of this amazing house, please?
at my house each day? This could be a company owner for a few hours or the whole day, or a lead carpenter or superintendent full time, or a lead carpenter plus a project manager for several hours a week. Understanding staffing will help you get a handle on how job security will be handled and how much
Form - This house was built in different forms of shapes. You can identify the sharp edges of the balcony. The curve of the roof
at my house each day? This could be a company owner for a few hours or the whole day, or a lead carpenter or superintendent full time, or a lead carpenter plus a project manager for several hours a week. Understanding staffing will help you get a handle on how job security will be handled and how much
“Wire balcony” — Gillian Mckinstry
THINK Architecture - John Shirley
West Facade
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This house is in Provo, Ut. in an area called Indian Hills. My husband did the outdoor lighting on it. That's how I know;)
I recognized those mountains as soon as I saw the photo, but I didn't know Provo had a house this attractive in it
I like the stone added to the house. It would look good in trees
Like the colors and the " shape" or feel of the house. The ground floor has a nice walk out area. The decks need to be more covered
stone house with perches up high and many windows
“House” — rriggs10
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