We know that here in the Pacific Northwest we are blessed with premium conditions for easily building of energy efficient Passive Houses (PH). Our biggest design challenges are more often about how much shade the trees provide to a given building site than anything else. In other regions such as the Southeast, they have a more dynamic environment to design to given critical cooling loads and oppressive humidity… but, again, PH is up to the challenge!
Check out the off-line article below about a stylish, modest-contemporary home built in Louisiana. The footprint of the home is 800 square feet, but the living area is actually much larger. The story is interesting and the design could be ideal for an small infill lot in an urban setting.
Just more fun design ideas!
Posted on February 26, 2011