Sustainable Design, Thomas Eco House by Designs Northwest Architects
Thomas Eco House is a blend of modern sustainable design, based on green building technology and energy efficient ideas, developed by by Designs Northwest Architects, an architectural firm in Stanwood, Snohomish County, Washington.
Beautiful eco friendly modern house design is the result of their extraordinary work. Located on an 11 acre site in the Cascade Foothills of Stanwood, the four-story high modern house overlooks Mt. Rainier and Everett City to the South.
This large contemporary house offer modern interior design, unusual house exterior and fresh air from wooded hills and native vegetation. The contemporary home design is defined by energy efficiency and sustainable design ideas, offering efficient and low maintenance features.
Sustainable design ideas and green building technology
Insulated concrete forms ICF (two layers of rigid form insulation between which concrete is poured) shape the house structure and ensure a good thermal and acoustic insulation. Extensive use of glass allows the owners to enjoy beautiful surroundings and bring sunlight and heat inside.
The client showed an interest in energy efficiency and sustainable design. These goals guided the entire house design process. The modern house uses the insulation on both the interior and exterior creating a very efficient and airtight wall system.
This eco friendly house construction resulted in a 44% reduction of required heating energy and 33% reduction of required cooling energy when compared to a wood frame house of equal size.
Open floor plan and spacious interior design ideas create airy living spaces on the main floor and loft. Guest bedrooms are located on the lower floor with a media room, a family room and a bathroom.
Polished concrete floors add contemporary home design accents to modern house design. A fire pole on the upper floor and the rooftop observation space called the Bubble are the most exciting modern house features that the Thomas Eco-House design offers.
by Ena Russ
last updated: 30.04.2012
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