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Passive House by ZeroEnergy Design

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by Marni last modified Nov 22, 2011

Stephanie Horowitz of Boston architecture firm ZeroEnergy Design designed this wonderfully charming and modest two bedroom, 1200-square-foot home in Little Compton, Rhode Island. ZED designed a sleek, simple, gable roofed structure, and proposed the Passive House standard, which is a building performance standard that yields an extremely low-energy home. The clients, whose extended families owned large, drafty, [...]




 

 

Passive House by ZeroEnergy Design

Stephanie Horowitz of Boston architecture firm ZeroEnergy Design designed this wonderfully charming and modest two bedroom, 1200-square-foot home in Little Compton, Rhode Island. ZED designed a sleek, simple, gable roofed structure, and proposed the Passive House standard, which is a building performance standard that yields an extremely low-energy home.

The clients, whose extended families owned large, drafty, energy inefficient homes, was enthusiastic about building an environmentally conscious residence.  The generous number  of south-facing windows maximize solar heat gain in the winter, using the polished concrete floor to absorb the heat and re-radiate it into the space.

Passive House by ZeroEnergy Design

A simple mud room with room for plenty of winter coats and boots.

Passive House by ZeroEnergy Design

While the front and back are clad in a natural, horizontal wood siding, the side is a rich barn red, perfect for its silhouette.

Passive House by ZeroEnergy Design

The open floor plan of the living and dining space features a dining nook that bumps out of the southern side of the space.  Since family and friends often visit, the nook is large enough to sit the family and any of their guests.

Passive House by ZeroEnergy Design

The red wall in the living room makes a huge impact.

Passive House by ZeroEnergy Design

The bedrooms are located at either end of the home and receive either morning or afternoon light.  Doesn’t it look like the perfect place for a nap. Love that square window up top.

Passive House by ZeroEnergy Design

There’s a loft too.

Passive House by ZeroEnergy Design

And it leads up to this charming kid’s room with slanty, sky-lighted ceiling.

Passive House by ZeroEnergy Design

The north-facing folding glass door opens up to the agrarian view out over abutting farm lands.

Photos by Greg Premru.


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