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Port Ludlow Residence is a Modern & Simple Green Home on Puget Sound

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On August 8, 2012 @ 4:14 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Green Building | No Comments

Port Ludlow Residence, FINNE Architects, modern home, eco home, puget sound, washington

The modern 2,400-square-foot eco home has a compact footprint on its wooded location at the north end of the Hood Canal. Finne Architects [2] took advantage of the waterfront setting and sited the home to take advantage of the views. Facing east, the home takes in the morning sun and features a completely glazed main living volume, with 12-foot-high glass walls facing the water. Sliding doors open on to the large deck and expand the living space outdoors in a seamless manner. At the north end of the home is a two-story building volume that contains several bedrooms and separate his/her office spaces.

To reduce the home’s impact Finne Architects [2] incorporated a number of strategies – like solar passive design, which allows the home to take in natural daylighting [4], but protects it from too much direct light. Large roof overhangs prevent overheating and provide protection from the rain. The home was built using 2×8 frame construction that increases the project’s insulation value by 40%. Natural ventilation provides cooling as needed during the summer months and a heat pump mechanical system provides heating for maximum energy efficiency. Durable and sustainable materials like recycled steel, linoleum floors, low-VOC paints, and natural wool carpet grace the home.

+ Finne Architects [2]

Via Contemporist [5]

Images ©Finne Architects

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[1] Port Ludlow Residence: http://www.finne.com/places/port_ludlow.php

[2] Finne Architects: http://www.finne.com/

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/port-ludlow-residence-is-a-modern-simple-green-home-on-puget-sound/port-ludlow-residence-finne-architects-2/?extend=1

[4] daylighting: http://inhabitat.com/daylighting/

[5] Contemporist: http://www.contemporist.com/2012/07/26/port-ludlow-residence-by-nils-finne/

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