H2D‘s most recent project is a new custom residence in Seattle. We have just completed the schematic design phase for the client. The three options below were presented to the client to demonstrate several design ideas as options to pursue for the new home.
Project goals: Incorporate solar energy, design an energy efficient building envelope, utilize sustainable building materials and methods, recycle and/or re-purpose the existing house on the property during deconstruction, and create a warm, friendly family home.
Scheme 1: The style of the house is modern with a shed roof. The large upper roof is oriented to maximize solar access to house photovoltaic panels and a solar water heating unit. Materials for this scheme and the other two are designed to be sustainable, low maintenance, and long lasting.
Scheme 2: This traditional style home presents a contemporary craftsman feel. The roof is oriented to maximize solar access, as well as passive solar opportunities. Generous decks wrap around the south and west exposures for outdoor living.
Scheme 3: This modern style residence is designed with a split shed roof. The roof is oriented to allow for maximum solar access, as well as passive solar opportunities. Contemporary elements, such as the sheet metal awning, create a sleek, simple street appeal.