Eggleston Farkas Architects

(206) 283-0250
eggfarkarch.com

Services Provided
Full service modern architectural design, from site selection and feasibility analysis, design and construction documents, permit submittals, and through the construction phase.

Areas Served
Seattle & vicinity, San Juan Islands, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, and beyond.

Business Description
Eggleston|Farkas Architects is a small collaborative practice specializing in modern architectural design. Our award-winning residential & commercial projects - both new and remodeled - have been called "sleek, aesthetic, and highly livable - contemporary designs that remain sensitive to the Northwest." We strive for each of our projects to respond to the owners' needs, the special character of the site & climate, as well as the everyday realities of building codes, construction practices, and costs. This personal attention to aspiration & budget, concept & detail, imagination & reality, allows us to create work that is "rigorously legible, a modest and elegant expression in an exciting but calm and disciplined voice."

Certification and Awards
fab40: Wallpaper*
Top 50 NW Architects: NW Home
Seattle’s Top Architects: NW Home+Garden
Seattle 100: SH&L
Honor|Merit|Citation Awards: AIA Seattle+NW&Pacific
Home of the Year: SH&L
House of the Month: ArchitecturalRecord.com
Sustainable & Residential Awards: ECCA
Location:
Seattle, WA US 
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1821 Tenth Ave W,
Seattle, Washington,
United States, 98119 
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Off the Grid: Ready to Pull the Plug on City Power?

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gregbaker wrote:

"Another topic I want to learn more about is the use of DC appliances. I'm no electrical engineer; but, I do know that DC/AC inversion wastes a great deal of energy, and the inverters themselves make up a large percentage of the upfront cost of solar and wind facilities. AC is a byproduct of the grid. Without a grid, there is no inherent need for AC apart from the choice/need to use AC appliances and equipment. NASA has used 24v DC for decades to make optimal use of solar power. I would be interested in the state of the art relating to kitchen appliances, HVAC, fans, pumps, etc. I would also like to hear about DC/DC transformers instead of AC/DC transformers for gadget charging."

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I am extremely interested in this also. I have found a few DC appliances, like Sun Frost refrigerator/freezers... but I wish DC appliances were easier to find in the US. It seems like it would be much more efficient to not have to invert the energy from the PV panels. It also seems like it might be healthier too, due to lower EMF pollution.

I am also trying to figure out how to run a modem/router on DC power.
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The reason we do not use DC for grid is because it requires much larger gauge wire for DC current. The wiring would be cost prohibitive and more prone to overheating.

You can use DC appliances with a solar/wind system because it is close to the point of production and most off-grid houses like mine have both AC and DC appliances.

There are many DC appliances available and any appliance with a motor can be converted to DC but you have to match the proper amps.
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Glad you like it. The floor is "Desert Beige" slate tile. The wood is stained fir. Credit belongs to Hensel Design Studios for developing the material palette: http://www.houzz.com/pro/stevenhensel/hensel-design-studios
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I don't have the exact specification for the swaging products used. We worked directly with the steel fabricator, and he came up with the swaged end fittings and cable for us to approve. Basically, it's stainless steel cable with swaged end fitting through holes in the stair tread extensions.

In case it helps, here are links to a couple of cable sources:

Jakob: http://www.jakob.com/display/JAK/Architekturseile+-+Architectural+ropes+-+Solutions+en+inox

Feeney: http://feeneyinc.reachlocal.net/Architectural/CableRail
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Thank you so much for the quick response, I appreciate it.
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