Thursday, December 12, 2013


Here is a second design concept for a passive house in the redwoods. It is more contained, so to speak, but dynamic in shape. There are 3 buildings - house, bath house, garage/shop/studio - tied together in form around a south facing courtyard. Like the first concept, there are lot's of windows and skylights. Added here, by virtue of the 3 building layout, is the intentional white color of the walls around the courtyard. This will brighten one's view out and bounce more light in.
Building details include Sips, structural insulated panels, used for efficiency. Exterior materials are similar - metal siding, cement board siding, with the roof being standing seam aluminum. Interior walls are typically white, with occasional touches of natural wood.
Area facts:
Residence:  1st floor -       1515 sf
                      2nd floor -      760 sf
                                           2275 sf

Bath House                         228 sf

Garage/studio/shop      1592 sf

This concept, plans, parcel and the construction could be available. Inquire.