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Our ultimate 2010 Dwell on Design residence tour is the West aspect Beitcher Residence by W3 Architects, situated in Santa Monica. The 2-story trendy residence has an excellent indoor-outside dwelling area, plenty of privateness because of an abundance of greenery, and a killer craft room.
From the architects:
The Beitcher Residence was conceived as a showcase of recent sustainable design for a particularly eco-acutely aware household. As a joint imaginative and prescient of architect and shopper, sustainability was a prime precedence with the aim of producing a mannequin of accountable residential improvement within the neighborhood.
The siting of the home responds to the San Vicente Boulevard situation to the North and a want for optimum photo voltaic orientation from East and the South. The home demonstrates W3 Architects’ improvement of passive photo voltaic methods for 2-story dwellings that incorporate applicable thermal mass on the bottom flooring and a lighter weight structural design for the second degree. As well as, the house’s inexperienced features embrace photo voltaic thermal water heating for home scorching water, in-flooring radiant warmth and the pool/spa. A palette of environmentally sound constructing supplies has been used all through the design, lots of that are unconventional, value-efficient, and utilized as uncommon and aesthetically interesting design parts.
Past the importance of the person sustainable options, the excellent attribute is the great, holistic strategy to integrating know-how and structure. The cautious issues of setting, livability, shopper necessities and aesthetics within the means of design and development have produced an exemplary mannequin of sustainable design excellence.
In 2009, the Beitcher Residence was revealed within the guide Bioclimatic Structure, a publication of worldwide sustainable structure.
Pictures by Tara Wujcik.
I couldn’t attend Dwell on Design this yr, however I used to be fortunate sufficient to have the ability to safe a couple of photographers to seize a number of the home excursions. You possibly can see the remainder of our unique Dwell on Design 2010 home excursions right here.