make it simple. make it right.
use familiarity to foster connections with all people and contractors.
use simple passive ideas and conventional light-wood framing to achieve a near carbon neutral home.
respect the traditions of yesterday and adapt them to the 21st century’s needs.
by the simple forms and common architecture of New Orleans, The
Hideaway was a house designed to mend history and honor the existing
architectural character of the South. To blend the old shotgun
typology, covered overhangs and sliding shutters were added to the
south, east & west elevations. These overhangs help to shade the
glass, walls and double as a social activator for the front porch and
creating a continuous porch to the south. All occupied rooms are
orientated to the solar path, kitchen being towards the southeast, the
bedrooms being towards the southwest.
Active + Passive Systems
areas & active systems are centralized in an efficient location to
minimize plumbing runs, ducted supply runs, electrical runs and increase
the efficiency in all systems. To dehumidify and cool the interior
air, a HRV & split-pump air conditioner work in-tandem. Air
movement within the rooms is user-controlled by ceiling fans.Hot water
is provided by an efficient electrical in-line water heater. Piping is
insulated and all runs are under 20 FT. in length.To reduce demand /
dependency upon commercial energy sources, BIPV’s can be integrated into
the metal roof. For hot water needs, a solar collector can also be
added to the roof.