Gallery: Pasture Project is a Low-Energy Communal Home in Holladay, Uta...

 
Imbue designed the home to optimize views of the landscape and maximize winter heat gain and summer cooling

The 2,850 square foot Holladay home is an open-plan structure strategically placed to maximize views of the pasture and mountains and optmize winter heat gain and summer shading. Smaller east and west-facing facades minimize solar gain (thereby reducing cooling requirements) while large, well-insulated overhangs give the home a distinctive appearance at the same time as it provides shade. The home does not have an air-conditioning system.

Inside, the home is open, with living, dining and kitchen areas combined to maximize the amount of interaction the family has with one another – a very important requirement for the project. The absence of hallways also entails an efficient use of space. A 12×35 foot glass wall along with floor to ceiling windows permit plenty of natural light, further reducing the overall energy load. Heating is provided through radiant concrete floors. Albeit a simple project that pays deep respect to its environment, the owner’s brother (and master brewer) thought it so worthy of celebration that he made a limited edition Belgian Ale called “Pasture-ized!” to commemorate the home’s completion.

+ Imbue Design

Via Arch Daily

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