Submitted by amanda on Sun, 2014-06-22 09:13


Rather than approach each design problem independently, we look to provide solutions that address a number of issues simultaneously. For example, usable outdoor space that expands relatively small buildings enhances interaction with the natural environment, reduces heating loads, and keeps construction costs down. Within the buildings we consider heating and cooling, water supply, fresh air and lighting, and design to obtain the greatest efficiency. Often simple devices (high, properly shaded operable clerestory windows) can meet several—sometimes all—of these needs.