Architects: Studio 804 Area Area of this architecture project Prescott Passivhaus / Studio 804Save this projectSavePrescott Passivhaus / Studio 804 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/109275/prescott-passivhaus-studio-804 Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/109275/prescott-passivhaus-studio-804 Clipboard ArchDaily Houses “COPY” Projects Year: Photographs Photographs: Studio 804Text description provided by the architects. The Prescott Passivhaus is a single-family, low-energy residence located in Kansas City, Kansas. This unique house is designed for the affordable-housing market as a spec house that will sell to qualified buyers, those with an annual income of no more than eighty percent of the target Area Median Income (AMI). Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio 804Recommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDesigned to exceed both Passivhaus and LEED Platinum standards, the residence uses minimal energy through affordable passive means. The home is located in the Prescott neighborhood which, despite being just minutes from downtown Kansas City, remains a neighborhood in transition not unlike the rest of the derelict urban core that typifies the city.This intriguing wood clad Passivhaus acts as a prototype for the region. It aims at being the first certified Passivhaus in the state of Kansas, and is one of only a handful in the country. To obtain its goal of a ninety percent reduction in heating and cooling energy demand, the house uses low-cost passive strategies such as louvers, thermal mass, high performance windows, super insulation, southern orientation, and an airtight building envelope. An energy recovery ventilator works in conjunction with these strategies to temper fresh intake air with energy from the exhaust air, providing constant fresh air year round.Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio 804Under the guidance of the LEED Platinum criteria, measures were taken to ensure the sustainability of the Prescott Passive House in ways beyond merely energy efficiency. Site location and treatment, material content, construction waste management, and water efficiency were all carefully examined.Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio 804This 1,700 square foot, three bedroom, two bath residence bestows many amenities within a small ecological footprint. Despite its modest size, the open floor plan creates a surprisingly spacious interior. A double height living room connects the main floor with the upper level, where the master bedroom is located. The stacked master bathroom and main floor bathroom are flooded with natural light through an internal two-story frosted glass wall across from the expansive southern glazing. Overlooking the living room and southern array of windows is the flexible loft space. On the main level, the living room is connected to the kitchen and dining spaces with an exposed concrete thermal mass floor. These living areas are located just off of the 400 sf deck, which lends uninhibited views of the Prescott neighborhood and the Kansas City skyline while doubly functioning as the carport roof. At the west end of the main level are two additional bedrooms with views to the surrounding double width lot. Remote controlled operable skylights create the only break in the northern envelope of the house, and operable glazing stretches the entire length of the southern side to encourage natural ventilation. This impressive façade is protected by louvers optimally angled to allow winter heat gain yet block sunlight from penetrating the house in the summer. Downstairs, a full walkout basement provides ample storage as well as a finished flex room located directly off of the carport.Save this picture!floor plansA sixteen inch thick insulated wall assembly and a twenty-two inch thick insulated roof assembly provide the basis for a home that seeks a ninety percent reduction in heating and cooling energy. This airtight assembly nearly eliminates all heat transfer through the building envelope, keeping all heat gained from the high performance glazing within the house. The energy recovery ventilator and thermal masses seek to further maintain a constant interior temperature, reducing most needs for additional tempering support. Outside, clotheslines discourage the use of an electric clothes dryer, one of the least efficient of the house’s appliances, all of which have received the Energy Star rating.Save this picture!sectionDue to Passivhaus strategies, engineered wood was the only choice for framing. The entire house was framed in engineered lumber. The width of the TJI joists allowed for the wall (12”) and roof (16”) depths needed to house the thick cellulose insulation required for Passivhaus. In addition, the creation of a primary structural system to carry the ridge load through columns to the foundation was accomplished with Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL). This enabled the space to remain open, so all rooms could be filled with natural light, a principle tenet of our energy-saving concept. We could not have achieved our design goals without the use of engineered lumber.Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio 804In the spirit of the age-old Japanese shou-sugi-ban tradition, the exterior of the Prescott Passivhaus is clad in a charred Douglas fir rain screen. This low-maintenance assembly yields a UV-protected dark black finish to the house. Recycled paper windowsills and countertops, bamboo flooring, and a concrete, thermal mass-providing floor complement the clean white interior walls and ceiling.Being the first new construction in its Kansas City, Kansas neighborhood in many decades, the Prescott Passive House breathes new life into an established neighborhood. With its sustainable energy conservation strategies, the home has further served as an educational tool to the community throughout the construction process.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Crown Fountain / Krueck & Sexton ArchitectsArticlesAD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXXIIArticles Share Area: 1700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2010 United States CopyHouses•Kansas City, United States “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio 804+ 11 Share Prescott Passivhaus / Studio 804 CopyAbout this officeStudio 804OfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWoodKansas CitySustainabilityHouses3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on February 04, 2011Cite: “Prescott Passivhaus / Studio 804” 04 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Housing Year: Projects The Emporio / Architects 49 CopyAbout this officeArchitects 49OfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingBangkokSkyscrapersHousingThailandPublished on December 04, 2011Cite: “The Emporio / Architects 49” 04 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Save this picture!© John J. Macaulay+ 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/270621/nexus-house-johnsen-schmaling-architects Clipboard Architects: Johnsen Schmaling Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Madison, United States Photographs “COPY” United States Photographs: John J. MacaulayText description provided by the architects. The Nexus House, a compact home for a young family of four, occupies a small site in University Heights, a historic residential district in Madison with iconic homes by Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Keck & Keck, and many others. Successfully contesting the local preservation ordinance whose strict guidelines advocated stylistic mimicry while failing to recognize the neighborhood’s rich architectural diversity, we designed a quiet but unapologetically contemporary building, its formally restrained volume discreetly placed in the back of the trapezoidal site, where it avoids direct visual competition with its two dignified neighbors, a hundred-year old Spanish Colonial home and the Ely House from 1896, a cherished landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.Save this picture!© John J. MacaulayThe house is composed of two principal building blocks: a two-story brick podium partially carved into the site’s existing slope; and a linear cedar-clad meander that wraps up and over the podium before transforming into a cantilever, its overhang providing shade for the south-facing main level patio. Following this binary parti, the home’s “public” functions – garage, support rooms, and an open living hall – are located in the brick base, while its “private” spaces – upper level bedrooms, baths, and a small reading room – are housed in the cedar volume. Exterior steps lead up the slope to the home’s front door, a glazed recess with a delicate steel canopy marking the vertical joint between the two distinct building blocks. The glass entry door opens into a small vestibule that leads into the main living hall, an open space for cooking, eating, and sitting, where a series of floor-to-ceiling windows offer arriving guests expansive, carefully framed views into the neighborhood.Save this picture!© John J. MacaulayThe deliberately neutral interiors of the living hall are complemented by a troika of dark-stained wood objects that spatially anchor the open space: a small entertainment center; a fireplace and chimney; and a wood wall and canopy cradling an intimate side lounge, which can be separated from the living hall with large pocket doors to serve as a guest bedroom or quiet study. Save this picture!© John J. MacaulayProject gallerySee allShow lessmodeLab Data LabArticlesAIA California Council’s Residential Design Awards 2012Articles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/270621/nexus-house-johnsen-schmaling-architects Clipboard Houses Nexus House Year: 2012 “COPY” Nexus HouseSave this projectSaveNexus House Projects ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeJohnsen Schmaling ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWoodMadisonHouses3D ModellingUnited StatesPublished on September 13, 2012Cite: “Nexus House” 13 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
2009 CopyHousing•Hiroshima-shi, Japan Architects: UID Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area: 403 m² Area: 403 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2009 Save this picture!© Hiroshi Ueda+ 15 Share ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs Housing “COPY” Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/285192/mori-x-hako-uid-architects Clipboard Mori x Hako / UID Architects Projects CopyAbout this officeUID ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHiroshima-shiHealthcare ArchitectureJapanPublished on November 04, 2012Cite: “Mori x Hako / UID Architects” 04 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Photographs: Olivier Dancy Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Apartments Architects: Bourbon Architects, Zanon Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Area: 980 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ArchDaily Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel TectivaSave this picture!© Olivier DancyText description provided by the architects. The program of this residence for mental disable people includes a set of common premises (reception, dining room , office, media lounge) as well as 24 studio flats. This construction consists of two compact main buildings, carved on their five faces. Save this picture!© Olivier Dancy The first one, in alignment with Street General Chevert has got 3 levels (R+2). It includes common areas at the basement level, and part of the flats on the above floors. The second block connected to the first building by a volume in REGLIT, only has two levels (R+1) and hosts the rest of the flats. The two blocks are separated by a central glazed volume offering two living room floors allowing residents to welcome their family. Facade materials used for housing are ETERNIT panels on outside insulation, drilled by metal frames including lacquered wood windows. The random pattern layout of the fiber cement panels gives a certain flow on the facades, reflecting the movement of the street. The roofs are carved in 3 dimensions and coated with standing joint zinc. The architectural writing of this project is simple and effective, thus enhancing the volumes of the project and the noble quality of the materials.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessHealthcare Centre in Son Servera / PMMTSelected ProjectsTunnel Monitoring Complex Hausmannstaetten / Dietger Wissounig ArchitektenSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:8 Rue Général Chevert, 54000 Nancy, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 24 Housing Units / Zanon + Bourbon Architects CopyApartments•Nancy, France Save this picture!© Olivier Dancy+ 19 Share Photographs France 2013 24 Housing Units / Zanon + Bourbon ArchitectsSave this projectSave24 Housing Units / Zanon + Bourbon Architects “COPY” Manufacturers: EQUITONE, Etex Colombia, Skinco Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/450529/24-housing-units-zanon-bourbon-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/450529/24-housing-units-zanon-bourbon-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeZanonOfficeFollowBourbon ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHousingWoodResidentialNancyFrancePublished on November 22, 2013Cite: “24 Housing Units / Zanon + Bourbon Architects” 22 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
photographs: Jesús Granada, Hayden SalterPhotographs: Jesús Granada, Hayden SalterSave this picture!© Jesús GranadaText description provided by the architects. The apartment building with 30 rental units for young people is located at the eastern edge of the Carabanchel development. Like other new urban districts in Madrid, this zone is characterized —with its oversized street grid, isolated buildings, unoccupied parcels, empty apartments and vacant shops— by the abrupt change from the booming market of 10 years ago to the present economic crisis. Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaThe building was designed and built during the transition between these two moments, a small parcel anchored between two larger, contradictory housing operations. Given this difficult context and the limited budget, the form of the building assumes multiple interpretations with respect to its urban character in these times of change. First, it is an introverted volume, a cube distinguished by voids in the facades that undermine the rigid contours of the volume, and engage the space around it. Secondly, its thick skin, dark and wrinkled as that of an elephant, holds large openings that allow the interior broad views of the adjacent landscape. Finally, its design is rigorous and compact, and its floor plan —composed with a series of crossing bands that contain structure, mechanical spaces, kitchens, bathrooms and closets (the service spaces) — possesses a dynamism creating a variety of domestic spaces.Save this picture!© Jesús GranadaThe ground floor is open, providing a shared space protected from the sun and rain. A series of common rooms —a meeting room, collective bicycle storage, play spaces and the laundry terrace— complement the dense living areas and contribute to a sense of community and belonging that ensures the future of the project.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessHow 5 California Colleges Approach Campus DesignArticlesSalón Inés Pose / STGOSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Calle Tremis, 5, 28054 Madrid, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/476509/c-32-social-dwelling-santiago-de-molina Clipboard CopyApartments•Madrid, Spain Year: Area: 3733 m² Area: 3733 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Jesús Granada+ 19 Share C-32 Social dwelling / Santiago de Molina + Hayden Salter + Agatángelo Soler + Edgar SarliSave this projectSaveC-32 Social dwelling / Santiago de Molina + Hayden Salter + Agatángelo Soler + Edgar Sarli Year: Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/476509/c-32-social-dwelling-santiago-de-molina Clipboard Architects: Agatángelo Soler, Edgar Sarli, Hayden Salter, Santiago de Molina Area Area of this architecture project Spain 2013 2013 “COPY” C-32 Social dwelling / Santiago de Molina + Hayden Salter + Agatángelo Soler + Edgar Sarli ArchDaily Apartments Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSantiago de MolinaOfficeFollowHayden SalterOfficeFollowAgatángelo SolerOfficeFollowEdgar SarliOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMadridHousingResidentialSpainPublished on February 14, 2014Cite: “C-32 Social dwelling / Santiago de Molina + Hayden Salter + Agatángelo Soler + Edgar Sarli” 14 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyHouses•Orkney, United Kingdom Projects Houses Area: 169 m² Area: 169 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House at Camusdarach Sands / Raw Architecture Workshop “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Raw Architecture Workshop+ 23 Share 2014 Year: Main Contractor: Architects: Raw Architecture Workshop Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Courtesy of Raw Architecture Workshop ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/519534/house-at-camusdarach-sands-raw-architecture-workshop Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/519534/house-at-camusdarach-sands-raw-architecture-workshop Clipboard Year: Clancy Consulting Knoydart Construction House at Camusdarach Sands / Raw Architecture WorkshopSave this projectSaveHouse at Camusdarach Sands / Raw Architecture Workshop “COPY” 2014 Architect In Charge:Graeme Laughlan, Michael FostiropoulosCity:OrkneyCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. Over 2000 years ago the occupants of Skara Brae, Orkney used locally sourced materials to build partially submerged dwellings providing thermal insulation and protection from the storm battered climate. The weather definitely hasn’t improved, but for the most part the buildings remain intact.Save this picture!Courtesy of Raw Architecture WorkshopIncorporating these principles, Raw Architecture Workshop has completed a new build house on steeply sloping former rough grazing land at Camusdarach Sands.Save this picture!Upper Floor PlanThe Clients, a young couple already living and working in this isolated location, were keen that we develop the proposals to capture the spectacular sun rise views over the mountains and sun set behind the islands. Given the topography of the site our early response was to locate the living spaces on the upper portion of the plot, with sleeping accommodation and entry level stacked below.Save this picture!Courtesy of Raw Architecture WorkshopDuring an initial visit we pinpointed specific axis that would provide best views from the site. These were translated into physical models and the symmetrical, splayed and cranked plan was derived. Similar forms were also explored in the section to reduce the visual mass, significantly improve the field of view from opposite ends of the space and increase daylight levels, which are critical in mid-winter around this line of latitude. In time the wild grasses will re-grow around the building to further reinforce the idea of a building built into, and not on top of, the hill.Save this picture!Courtesy of Raw Architecture WorkshopConstruction is low tech consisting of an exposed concrete base sitting beneath the more expressive timber frame superstructure. There is a clear distinction in internal arrangement of space and function across 3 levels denoted by changes in light levels, scale of spaces, floor to ceiling heights and materials. Entrance is at the lower level into a darker, utilitarian concrete bunker. As you progress up through the building, via the birch ply staircase, spaces enlarge, daylight levels and ceiling heights soar, and materials are characterised by a lighter finish. The angular form of the building is reflected in the black painted cedar internal door handles and handrail detail of the plywood balustrade.Save this picture!Courtesy of Raw Architecture WorkshopWe were conscious that connection to the garden would be critical for a rural house and felt it important that you were able to step out of the main living spaces directly onto the landscape. This factor controlled the balance between elevating the top floor sufficiently to see the islands and keeping it low enough so that you were only 3 steps from the garden.Save this picture!Courtesy of Raw Architecture WorkshopEnvironmental considerations vary in scale and type, from building position and orientation, local labour, skills and materials, to the inclusion of an air source heat pump and super insulation to provide a U-Value of 0.15 [W/m2k] to walls and roof.Save this picture!Courtesy of Raw Architecture WorkshopThe final external colour was much debated and in the end black was chosen to tune into the characteristics of the peat, gorse and stormy skies. Perhaps, in a few years, we might try a deep red.Project gallerySee allShow lessA108 House / OOKO industriarquitecturaSelected ProjectsTierras Blancas House / Alberto Browne + Hernán FontaineSelected Projects Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeRaw Architecture WorkshopOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOrkneyHousesUnited KingdomPublished on June 26, 2014Cite: “House at Camusdarach Sands / Raw Architecture Workshop” 26 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.