This project is a high end green home in a suburban setting. The home features an open floor plan in a 'U' shape configuration that wraps around a protected, landscaped courtyard. Forming one leg of the 'U' is an octagonal yoga studio topped with a corresponding octagonal skylight. Surround the yoga studio is a water filled moat with black river rocks in the bottom, stocked with Koi fish. Flat stone bridges give the allusion of walking on water across the moat. Rain chains provide an organic path for rainwater to empty into the moat.
2.5 KW photovoltaic system: Grid tied + battery backup system to power selected elements of the house during a power outage.
Artwork made of recycled materials including construction waste
Closed cell/dense cellulose perimeter insulation
Extensive low V.O.C. adhesives and finishes
Area rugs made from recycled rugs
FSC lumber and bamboo flooring
HRV air-to-air heat exchangers
Geothermal HVAC system
Zoned radiant floors
Kipnis Architecture + Planning | 1642 Payne Street Evanston
IL 60201 | 847-864-9650 | email@example.com