Gallery: Studio-E Architecture’s Oregon Passive House Makes Use of Recy...

 
The result is both modern and rustic and the home enjoys ample views of the surrounding landscape.

The Fern Ridge Lake Residence is located on a 40-acre site on a bluff outside of Eugene, Oregon. The home is joined by an artist studio, a three-car garage and a number of outdoor living spaces to enjoy the outdoors. Studio-E Architecture designed the home to be as energy efficient and healthy as possible. Certified as a passive house with the Passive House Institute US, the home features 12-inch thick walls and a tight thermal envelope to all but eliminate energy loss. A HRV ensures that minimal energy is lost while bringing in fresh air into the home. While low VOC materials are used throughout, fresh air is still very important to maintain a high quality indoor atmosphere.

Both photovoltaics and solar hot water provide sun-powered energy for the home and a geothermal system provides whatever else is needed for heating and cooling. As for materials, the exterior is clad with corrugated metal, fiber-cement boards and 80-year-old reclaimed barn wood. Inside, you’ll find stair treads reclaimed from black oak tree that was knocked over in a storm years ago. Recycled steel is used for the structural beams and the kitchen countertops are recycled from lanes of a former bowling alley. The result is both modern and rustic and the home enjoys ample views of the surrounding landscape.

+ Studio-E Architecture

Via Jetson Green and GreenSource

Images ©Mike Dean Photography

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