* Residential Architecture: NEXTHouse by David Vandervort Architects
Posted by the editors on Sunday, 1 April 2012
Residential Architecture: NEXTHouse by David Vandervort Architects:”..[a] custom-designed home fusing the northwest modern tradition with the highest quality environmentally sustainable building techniques, features, and finishes. It is a speculative venture on the part of the architect, created to demonstrate cutting edge “green” features and modern design..It is designed to fully appreciate the land, reaching out to views and light, while providing a lush microclimate of northwest appropriate landscaping. Terraces, decks, and patios encourage outdoor living in both formal and private settings..Energy conservation techniques include spray polyurethane foam insulation, a high efficiency / low emissions gas condensing boiler for the radiant floor system, an air-to-air heat exchange ventilation system, natural stack ventilation for cooling, PEX plumbing piping (better insulated, shorter runs to fixtures) and the use of clerestory windows to maximize daylighting opportunities. Energy generation is included via a roof mounted 1kw thin film solar panel array with net metering..” Sustainability, re-use, solar energy, abundant natural light, views, indoor/outdoor sensibility..
See our posts on other residential work by David Vandervort Architects: Residential Architecture: Flowing Lake Residence by David Vandervort Architects and Residential Architecture: zHome by David Vandervort Architects.
image: © Michael Jensen Photography; article: Henry , Christopher . “NEXTHouse / David Vandervort Architects” 02 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/139168>