Integrating energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal within existing spaces
A two-part renovation project that transformed a leaky and dark 1980s ranch house into a living space that is light, airy, and energy efficient. Material finishes and details balance minimalism, economy, and sustainability to establish a healthy, warm, and serene interior. Designed to meet Passive House certification criteria, the envelope and slab are optimized to minimize air infiltration, enhance thermal performance, and eliminate thermal bridging while allowing water vapor diffusion.
Designed with health and energy efficiency in mind, the Treehouse Project also reflects the client's commitment to the natural world. A sun room graces the upper floor while the lower floor houses a plant conservatory, and a large deck was added to provide an outdoor living space that gives the feeling of being nestled up high among the trees