When it came to the pentagonal scheme of the entire structure, Myria and A.J. hoped to strain some good out of the tilted rooftop. “We have the perfect roof line for rainwater recapture but our city code will not allow us to use that water for anything except the yard. That was a disappointment for us,” says Myria. However, with a long axis running east to west, the site was perfect for a passive solar design or continuous upper clerestory windows and cathedral ceiling to capture the solar heat and daylight. “The function helped evolve the form,” says Myria.
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