* Residential Architecture: Lake Joseph Cottage by Altius Architecture Inc
Posted by the editors on Monday, 20 August 2012
Residential Architecture: Lake Joseph Cottage by Altius Architecture Inc: “..Design Features: All key rooms take advantage of the lake view with services and washrooms being relegated to the road side of the home. The plan is anchored around a double height living space that is full of natural day-lighting and encourages natural ventilation of the home. The master suite maintains its privacy as well as significant glazing towards the lake by being pulled away from the rest of the program and by using a buffer zone of a cozy reading room. The contemporary home is perched on a rock ledge overlooking Lake Joseph with an extensive screened porch that cantilevers out beyond the sloping terrain. Sustainability Features: • Integration with the Site and Terrain • Passive Solar Heating • Natural Ventilation and Passive Cooling • Natural Daylighting • High Performance Envelope Design • Renewable Materials and Finishes • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Non-toxic Materials and Finishes • Advanced Geothermal Systems • Radiant Heating • Heat Recovery Ventilation • Low Energy Lighting & Appliances • Water Conserving Appliances & Fixtures..” Extensive glazing, natural light and ventilation; cantilevered screened porch; materials and contextual sensibility; sustainability..
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