COASTAL MAINE RESIDENCE
This new 2,200 square foot private residence, located in Rockport, Maine, will be located on an elevated rocky knoll with dramatic eastern views overlooking the islands of Penobscot Bay. Designed with a super-insulated Passive House building shell and energy recovery ventilation system, the home is projected to save 90% on annual heating costs when compared to code compliant construction. The clients’ three design priorities - ageing in place, maximizing access to daylight, and connecting to the outdoors in all seasons - are achieved through separating two primary volumes, guest and master, and activating the spaces and axial views between. The roof above the light-filled master bedroom rises to the north, bringing in light through a generous southern clerestory in all seasons, while the roof above the guest volume rises in opposition to the south, optimizing roof area for photo-voltaic collection.
My role as the project architect at GO Logic for this private residence included leading the design and documentation efforts, in addition to piloting a whole building life cycle assessment, which ultimately directed the material choices for exterior insulation, exterior cladding, and roof assembly.
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