the artisans group completes contemporary passive NW house the artisans group completes contemporary passive NW house
may 27, 2014

the artisans group completes contemporary passive NW house

the artisans group completes contemporary passive NW house
image © art gray photography

 

 

 

 

washington state-based architecture firm the artisans group defines contemporary passive NW house with several systems (though not technolgoies) necessary to be energy efficient, energy star certified, home in the pacific northwestern united states. designed for an active family of four, the one-story 3 bedroom, 2 bath floor plan offers tasteful aging in place features, a strong sense of privacy for both kids and parents, and a low profile that doesn’t impinge on the natural landscape. this residence will heat itself in the dead of winter with less energy than it takes to run a hair dryer, while having all the comforts expected in a typical dwelling.

the artisans group completes contemporary passive NW house
this ultra energy efficient home relies on extremely high levels of insulation, air-tight detailing and construction

 

 

 

 

this ultra energy efficient home relies on extremely high levels of insulation, air-tight detailing and construction, and the implementation of high performance, custom made european windows and doors by zola windows. zola’s thermoplus clad line, which boasts R-11 triple glazing and is thermally broken with a layer of patented german purenit®, was selected for the project. natural daylight enters both from the tilt & turn and fixed windows in the living and dining areas, and through the terrace door that leads seamlessly outside to the natural landscape.

 

the artisans group completes contemporary passive NW house
natural daylight enters both from the tilt & turn and fixed windows in the living and dining areas

 

the artisans group completes contemporary passive NW house
the forms throughout the home are simple and neutral, allowing for ample natural light, rich warm materials, and of course, room for the guinea pigs makes this a great example of artful architecture applied to a genuine family lifestyle

 


zola’s thermoplus clad line, which boasts R-11 triple glazing and is thermally broken with a layer of patented german purenit®, was selected for the project


contemporary NW project exterior


custom made european windows and doors by zola windows


the home features a low profile that doesn’t impinge on the natural landscape

the artisans group completes contemporary passive NW house
contemporary NW project exterior at night

 

 

project info:

 

project designed & built by: artisansgroup
certifications: energy star & built green lvl 4
photography: art gray of art gray photography

 

 

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