We are getting ready to start construction on this beach house. Through the use of smart design that maximizes breezes, implements proper shading, and PV solar panels, this is designed to create as much energy as it needs (net zero energy).
This is home for a big family. Although the entire family won’t always be there. Sometimes it might just be a small group. So to save energy usage, rather than having one big house, it is designed as a series of smaller villas separated by water. The water helps with cooling, plus this means that energy will only be used for the amount of spaces inhabited. (no need to heat or cool spaces that are not being used).
Feb 22, 2010 | 2 Comments
In our practice at Michelle Kaufmann Studio, “thoughtful design” means designing to use less, collaborating with the outdoors, using techonology to improve quality while reducing quantity, and designing for longevity, flexibility and a joyful living environment. Homes should be built to human scale, using only what is needed, but remaining open and airy. High ceilings, […]
Oct 29, 2014 | Discuss
(from our Flux MEDIUM post) Over the next three decades, the world population will urbanize at a rapid pace: growing from 3.9 billion today to 6 billion in 2050. Urban planners around the world are seeking fresh ideas on how to meet this sustained surge in demand on their cities. Smart development starts with a […]