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Pasture Project is a Low-Energy Communal Home in Holladay, Utah

Posted By Tafline Laylin On May 29, 2012 @ 8:41 am In Architecture,Daylighting,Design | No Comments

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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 [1]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 [2], 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 [3]called “Pasture-ized!” to commemorate the home’s completion.

+ Imbue Design [4]

Via Arch Daily [5]

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[1] winter heat gain : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_gain

[2] natural light: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_light

[3] Belgian Ale : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_in_Belgium

[4] + Imbue Design: http://www.imbuedesign.com/

[5] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/238547/pasture-project-imbue-design/

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