The Outdoors-In House

Schematic design, southwest elevation

My young clients are serious about bringing the outdoors in: they want a house that can be used comfortably year-round without air conditioning. The home is designed to capture prevailing breezes overhead, and is strategically shaded to moderate the heat of the sun. Heat-generating appliances are located outside of the building enclosure, and a composting toilet, photovoltaic panels, and reclaimed materials will round out their sustainability goals.