Andrew Michler

PHOTOS: Balance Project is a Modern Passivhaus For Santa Fe, New Mexico

by , 10/14/11

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The home’s open floor plan keeps the family connected with one office to the side and one across the breeze way. Upstairs, the bedrooms are connected by a common area, and a breezeway stretches over the office. The master bedroom has a walkout porch providing unobstructed views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east. The roof beyond the patio will be filled with soil to create a private garden fed by rain water from the upper story. While the quality of the design is high, the cost were kept to a respectable $135 per square foot, further proving that Passivhaus can be built in the same budget as typical construction but without the ongoing energy bills.

+ Mojarrab Stanford Architects

Photos © Andrew Michler for Inhabitat

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  1. Eric Eric October 15, 2011 at 3:47 am

    When it comes to energy efficiency and passive heating, the advantage of being located in the sunniest state in the US is undeniable. I love the style of the home, but I’m surprised it looks so modern. I thought homes in Santa Fe all adhered to a more traditional look.

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