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1928 sq ft
The vernacular of this design references the local agricultural and mining ruins of rural Colorado. The layout of the main living space is modeled after an alpine ski hut. The kitchen, dining and living spaces are completely integrated and focused on the wood stove at the hub; a great place to entertain a small group.
This a passive solar home design. This house was designed for colder climates (climate zone 7). The fenestration is designed to capture as much energy from the sun as possible in winter, while preventing overheating in the summer. Roofs are positioned to maximize area for thermal and photovoltaic solar panels. The mechanical room is centrally located for shorter distribution runs and for keeping the waste heat within the house. This design could easily be used for an off-grid application. This design can be built to earn ENERGY STAR V3 or a LEED for Home certification.
This house was designed for a lot sloping downhill to the access at approximately 30%. It has been planned to have a walk-out door on all three levels. Ideally the slope would be west facing so the primary glazing is south facing. The stairs are positioned to make a future addition easy and to buffer living spaces from the cold north side.
Approximate Room Sizes:
Kitchen: 12' x 11'
Living: 22' x 17'
Bed 2/Office: 18' x 15'
Master Bedroom: 18' x 14'
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- Floor Plan(s): Detailed plans, drawn to 1/4" scale for each level showing room dimensions, wall partitions, windows, etc. as well as the location of electrical outlets and switches.
- Cross Section: A vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to foundation showing details of framing, construction, flooring and roofing.
- Interior Elevations: Detailed drawings of kitchen cabinet elevations and other elements as required.
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Meet the Designer - Confluence Architecture
“Confluence” is a word that embodies the spirit of our own personal philosophies of architecture. The design process involves the confluence of many skills & disciplines; art & engineering, context & precedence, building & municipal codes, programs & site forces, time & money, etc. all balancing together at one point. That one point is your finished project. It takes planning to be successful, and that’s what we do here.
Confluence Architecture is small, multi-discipline firm located in Carbondale, Colorado. We specialize in using the latest techniques to optimize the efficiency, comfort and durability of a building with the greatest economy of means. Indoor air quality, sound control and day-lighting are all intimately connected to the performance of the shell and mechanical systems of a building. Confluence Architecture is uniquely equipped to maximize this balance to favor the highest quality building possible, with the lowest possible operational and maintenance costs, for the lowest possible construction costs.
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