Monday, April 12, 2010

Backyard House, Sustainable House Design in Seattle


Designed by SHED Architecture & Design, this modern house looks comfortable enough though it is built in tight budget. Located in Seattle, this house is dubbed as the Backyard House. In order to achieve the idea of an affordable house, the construction is used limited palette of durable materials and long term operational efficiency. Exterior and interior walls are built with fiber cement panels and are painted in white while the windows used aluminum frames to make this house has a long durability. Sustainable materials and method are applied from heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system, radiator hydronic heat, Energy Star appliances, low/no VOC paints and many more to maximize the energy usage. The house structures are in combination with BIBS insulation to reduce the wood usage.
Rooftop terrace and stairs become a passive cooling and also a great ventilation system to provide good air to the whole house. The first level is used to accommodate several common rooms such as kitchen, dining room, living room and a small home office. Equipped with large glass windows, the dining and living room opens to the patio and also the outside views. The upper level accommodates three bedrooms and two bathrooms which are also completed with glass windows to let the sunlight fill in. Meanwhile the rooftop patio offers a wonderful view of the surround environment also become a great place to relax.



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