Hammer & Hand’s Skylar Swinford caught these shots yesterday at the home construction site.
The house will be no more expensive on a monthly basis than a conventional custom home, when monthly energy costs are considered alongside mortgage, taxes and insurance. Yet the high performance home will consume 90% less heating energy and offer exceptional comfort and indoor air quality.
NOTE: If you’re interested in touring the project and learning about its fusion of high performance building and design from Sam Hagerman (H&H) and Rick Berry (S|EA), join us for our open house on June 12.
Our own Skylar Swinford, visited the site yesterday and caught these photos, showing finishing touches in process.
Close match between S|EA’s pre-construction rendering of the project and the actual end-product…almost eerie.
The house negotiates a sloping site, with a single story on the north façade and two stories with a daylight basement on the south.
To avoid creating an energy-sapping thermal bridge through the home’s wall assembly, structural engineer Carissa Farkas designed a separate line of posts and beams outside the insulated envelope to support this deck.
Generous overhangs provide shade from the sun during the summer and shoulder seasons, while allowing solar heat gain during the winter when the sun’s angle is at its lowest.
Exterior shades on tracks shield the lower floor windows from the sun when necessary.
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