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OLD STONE HIGHWAY HOUSE: Modern future forward design

Posted By Mike Chino On April 4, 2008 @ 12:52 pm In Architecture,Daylighting,green Interiors,Sustainable Building | 4 Comments

Berg Design, energy star, John Berg, kynar, low-e glass, mid-century modern, Old Stone Highway House, saline pool, sips, structural insulated panels, sustainable architecture, Highway1 [1]

Founded in 2001, Berg Design [2] offers gorgeous sustainable solutions to residential projects. Their Old Stone Highway house [3] was designed by John Berg as a “Single Family Residence with Environmentally Low Impact Building Technology”. We totally dig their uncompromising approach to housing that is luxurious, super green, and chock full of mid-century charm.


Berg Design, energy star, John Berg, kynar, low-e glass, mid-century modern, Old Stone Highway House, saline pool, sips, structural insulated panels, sustainable architecture, Highway3

Surprisingly, this sleek sustainable [4] haven draws its inspiration from a Long Island barn built in the 1800′s. Completed in July 2007, the Highway House was conceived as a “modern interpretation of the Long Island agricultural vernacular”. It’s an elegant marriage of glass, western cedar siding, and concrete [5] block interspersed with large windows that bring the outside in, suffusing the interior spaces with a lovely use of natural light.

The innovations are in the details: the house makes use of high performance Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS [6]) that are airtight, well insulated, and quick to assemble. These panels are complemented by a 98% efficient boiler, radiant concrete floors and a geo-thermal HVAC system [7]. The ubiquitous windows fold open during warm weather, and are composed of dual-pane low-e glass filled with argon gas, while the roof is constructed with tough, UV-resistant Kynar [8]. Energy Star appliances and a saline pool (no chemicals!) round out a house that mixes classic lines with the latest in eco-tech.

+ Berg Design Architects [9]

Via apartmenttherapy.com [10]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/04/old-stone-highway-house/

[2] Berg Design: http://www.bergdesignarchitects.com/

[3] Old Stone Highway house: http://bergdesignarchitects.com/index.php?/project/10

[4] sustainable: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/26/sustainable-towers-in-malaysia-by-studio-nicoletti-associati/

[5] concrete: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/07/pasadena-ecohouse-first-leed-certified-concrete-home/

[6] SIPS: http://www.sips.org/

[7] geo-thermal HVAC system: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/09/19/dusseldorfs-hi-tech-energy-efficient-gate/

[8] Kynar: http://www.arkema-inc.com/index.cfm?pag=102

[9] + Berg Design Architects: http://www.bergdesignarchitects.com/index.php?/project/10

[10] apartmenttherapy.com: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/at-offline-john-berg-of-berg-design-architects-045895

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