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The Sustainability of Suncrest Residence

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:43 AM
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by esuryono last modified Apr 29, 2011

The architectural design of Suncrest Residence was made by an architectural firm from Washington, Heliotrope Architects. This sustainable home design is an environment sensitive project, as  there is a big concern on minimizing the disturbances to the surrounding environment, where there are a lot of trees, bald eagle nests, and beautiful views. The sustainable house [...]




 

 

The architectural design of Suncrest Residence was made by an architectural firm from Washington, Heliotrope Architects. This sustainable home design is an environment sensitive project, as  there is a big concern on minimizing the disturbances to the surrounding environment, where there are a lot of trees, bald eagle nests, and beautiful views.

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The sustainable house was built on a pristine site where there is a mature douglas fir and pacific madrone forest, with some rocky clearings and several small ponds. With this condition, green construction process should be done carefully, as it is very ecological sensitive. The home is located with the large rocky clearing becomes the front view, providing beautiful sea view, while the forest is located behind the green home building. The structure of this house provides maximum view to the opening from almost rooms of the house.

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The construction process was done very carefully, to minimize tree removal, the green home building wraps a prominent outcropping of rock. There were also strict site access protocol during the construction process to minimize site disturbance. To eliminate stormwater issues, rain leaders have been piped to a nearby pond for natural filtration and dispersion. There is also a roof garden.

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Materials are also become an important consideration. They are chosen to create good harmonization of the environmentally friendly construction with the surroundings. Some materials, such as douglas fir and madrone wood from the forest, concrete, zinc, steel and glass are used. All of these considerations create a complete package to achieve a perfect sustainability for the house, from the construction process until finished.

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