AIA Future Shack entry
Jun 18, 2010
Single-Family Residence with attached Accessory Dwelling Unit
7,200 square-foot lot, 2,530 total square feet of living space
Changing Communities. The accessory dwelling unit on the main floor allows independent living for persons with physical disabilities, and the elevator access for the two-story home above make it possible for this family to age in place.
Changing Technologies. The home utilizes advanced building techniques and sustainable building products. The foundations are insulated concrete forms reducing waste and minimizing the amount of concrete, walls and roofs are structural insulated panels minimizing use of lumber and maximizing insulation values, the windows are low-E coated and triple glazed minimizing heat loss and solar gain, creating an energy efficient envelope. Appliances are energy star rated, plumbing fixtures are low flow, and finishes have low amounts of volatile organic compounds.
Changing Economics. Small footprint, small envelope, small cost — far a modest initial budget and flexible bank financing among the family. Elements noted above work together to reduce energy use and minimize the carbon footprint while keeping operating costs low. Storm water from the butterfly roof is captured in a cistern and used for site irrigation (with plans for interior gray water use when allowed by code). Additionally there is a vertical utility chase for future solar hot water and photo-voltaic panels on the rooftop.
Steve Campbell, AIA, LEED AP, Project Architect for the Fauntleroy Residence, has been with The Johnson Partnership for 9 years! His creativity and detailed knowledge of new technologies and codes contribute daily to our office and made this project possible.