This project was built for a client who wants to be able to recharge and re-coop in a private space without having to leave their property. They requested an area that can also double as an office and guest suite. The concept behind the design is to renew and rebuild. Using passive concepts and materials that are considered renewable will illustrate the connection of a relaxing space that is sustainable
The wood partition allows for the separation of space but maintains an open space plan. Sunlight from the South-facing windows can shine throughout the entire space naturally.
Adding a kitchen and bath allows the clients and their future guests not to have to go back and forth from the main home to use the amenities.
Triple pane windows allow for additional insulation and play a key role in passive solar heating. The walls are a minimum of 1’ in thickness and all insulation is of a high R rating with mineral wool. The key in passive design is looking at all the ways space can take advantage of the elements while remaining protected from energy loss.