A super-insulated, passive solar addition to an existing one bedroom home overlooking a four acre private pond in Central Vermont.
The addition uses the existing exterior "graphics" and shapes to as a genesis for the spirit of the architecture. The old box is expanded and articulated to produce the spatial dynamics found in the new, expansive living area, off which everything revolves. The centerpieces of the new 26' high space are: 1) an all wood spiral staircase, custom built by laminating pieces of butternut together; 2) a built-in library unit, featuring inlaid brass and ebony.
The southwest corner of the new construction has been extensively glazed with a low "E" insulated glass to encourage a passive gain. The concrete foundation is coupled to the heated space indirectly. Liquid cooled hot water panels have been added to the south roof to provide the majority of domestic hot water.