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PHOTOS: Inside the New Williamsburg Passive House by Loadingdock5

by , 04/19/11
filed under: Architecture,Brooklyn

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The interior aesthetic becomes more intimate in the smaller, private rooms; personal effects, children’s toys and a more nuanced color palete scale down the single height bedrooms and study. The master bedroom, perched on a loft above the central space, features a lavatory and shower built into a frosted glass wall. The translucent partition creates a private zone for the resident couple, yet allows light to flow into the space from the south. This design maximizes illumination with natural daylighting, while diminishing the need for windows in the bedroom itself, lowering the heat gain and loss in the room to save energy. As an added bonus, we can only imagine that the exhibitionist nature of the shower certainly must create some suspense for the inhabitants!

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In the loft, as in the living room and kitchen areas, ducts and piping are exposed to view, as are the metal decking of the floor and its supporting beams. While the house is now furnished and occupied, it proudly bares its mechanical and structural bones as a testament to its amazing efficiency.

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  2. amarchitx Amarchitx February 28, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I understand the great use of open staircase for air circulation, but do these stairs meet code? The riser height openings seem to be larger than the 4″ round sphere rule.

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  4. loadingdock5 April 16, 2012 at 1:40 am

    the construction costs were $650k
    not millions

  5. jetle25 April 26, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Ok great. But this looks mighty expensive. Who can afford to have a house like this? Only the wealthy who live in Williamsburg. I find that ironic and irritating. As beautiful and passive this House is. I don’t see it really thinking in a all inclusive reality that people don’t have millions of dollars to blow on a new house. Maybe this can kickstart something for current building guidelines to steer to more sustainable, passive energy construction. There is natural building that uses less new technology and still remain passive and affordable.

  6. umar butt April 24, 2011 at 8:39 am

    It was a treat to watch this house. Was the construction costs more than ordinary houses?

  7. Cliff Champion April 20, 2011 at 1:12 am

    What an amazing house. Whoever lives there is so lucky!