The one.6 acre internet site is comparatively degree and inside of a mile of downtown Portland. The house was positioned at the far north side of the whole lot to reduce the affect of noise from the Skyline Boulevard, optimize the daylighting of the sun’s path, and facilitate views from the interior of the house to the yard.
a) A nicely-appointed modern house that is licensed green (LEED Platinum)
b) The home is created for an abundance of all-natural light in a climate dominated by overcast skies
c) The residence is on the path in the direction of becoming net-zero-energy in that it is engineered to produce as a lot solar-electrical energy on-web site as the house consumes yearly.
The customers are middle-aged with energetic lives that revolve about their 3 kids. Both parents essential a property office. A little property gymnasium reduces travel time to the health club. An acoustically isolated game room accommodates their youngsters and their pals on the lowest degree to the home. They actively assistance the publication of their property nevertheless request to stay anonymous.
Main Level: entry hall, excellent room (kitchen dining, living), pantry, master bedroom, utility area, ½ bath, garage
Upper Level: 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
Reduce Degree: game room, workout space, ½ bath, mechanical and storage
The home was designed with an elongated floor prepare in the east-west direction to maximize publicity to sunlight and visual connectivity to the yard. A plaster-clad curved wall serves as the organizational element in the home. Social areas to the home are positioned along the southern edges with private and utilitarian spaces found across the northern side of the property. The house is stacked in 3 amounts to minimize the developing footprint on the site and keep enable all rooms to have exceptional access to views and daylight.
Most of the resources for the home came from inside a 500-mile radius. All of the stone, composite counters and tile were produced and shipped from the US. The only know resources that had been imported from outdoors the US contain the heating and ventilation gear, numerous electrical parts, several of the lighting fixtures, and most of the appliances. Some of the resources utilised in the construction of the residence have been salvaged from the preceding property: timber beams, concrete foundations pulverized for road base, and 2x-framing lumber. All of the remaining wood framing for the residence is FSC-certified. The FSC-licensed madrone flooring was locally sourced.
Water efficiency goals led to reduced-movement plumbing fixtures and dual-flush toilets. All of the stormwater for the home is managed on-web site with a ninety-foot prolonged bio-swale that leads to a retention pond at the SW corner of the property. The only portion of the site with non-porous paving is the concrete pad outside the garage and a little spot at the entry. A grass lawn is 1 indulgence of water in an otherwise drought-tolerant landscape. A rainwater harvesting system has been developed and engineered for the home, nevertheless has not however been installed. The green roofs are scheduled for set up in the spring of 2013. All of the wastewater for the house is managed on the home with an engineered septic method.