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Solar Environmental Architecture & Planning

Solar Environmental Architecture & Planning

Solar Environmental Architecture & Planning

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Cotter Residence – Chico, CA

Cotter Residence - Chico, CA

A 21st Mid-Century Modern home to be constructed in the beautiful Indian Springs area above Chico. The dramatic site overlooks the Sacramento Valley and the Coast Range beyond. This highly efficient modern style house, reflects the minimalist styling of the original Mid-Century Modern, yet incorporates contemporary innovative solar energy features, fire protection technology and use…

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Clegg-Spears Residence, Nevada County, CA

A modern Craftsman style home nestled in rural Nevada County, this finely crafted home is energy efficient, fire safe and highly livable. The outside uses natural rock, wood beams and spacious wrap around porches that blend with the lush site, and enhance year-round outdoor living. Rich, highly detailed craftsman style trim and furnishings make a…

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Marden Residence – Shingle Springs, CA

Marden Residence - Shingle Springs, CA

The clients, construction professionals, purchased a 40-acre horse ranch in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. The existing living quarters were suitable for guests, they elected to build their dream house on the hill overlooking the ranch, valley and oak forest view beyond. Working with clients who have built hundreds of custom homes, over a 30-year career,…

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McKay Residence

McKay Residence, Alpine, TX

David designed an innovative passive solar adobe home near Alpine, Texas in the 1970’s. The house, formed around an indoor swimming pool, has performed excellently in the hot, dry and cold climate. Recently a couple has asked us to design a new similar house utilizing new technological materials and controls developed over the last 40…

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North Star Heritage Garden Project

David is the site architect for a long-term project at the historic north star house near Grass Valley, CA. He manages the design work and improvements for the 15 acre, nationally registered historic house. The Heritage Garden will showcase historic plants from the property that were propagated by A.D. Foote, the original mine superintendent, local…

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Rorex Residence

ROREX RESIDENCE- We are designing a passive solar modern home to be located overlooking Flathead Lake in Northwest Montana. This structure is designed with a low slope metal roof to hold the snow preventing damage and acting as insulation in this cold climate zone. The lower level is clad with corrugated Corten sheet metal on…

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