Collection by Arkin Tilt Architects

Project Green Home

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Our clients had an ambitious goal - a 'Beyond-LEED-Platinum,' Net-Zero Energy, and Passive House certified home, on a budget, and a comfortable family home that they would love and show off.

While temperatures in Palo Alto often allow windows to be opened, a heat-recovery ventilator (HRC) provides fresh air...
The most significant innovation is in the building envelope - 2x8 framing with sprayed cellulose insulation, plus an...
The tall gable provides attic space above teh guest room, and play lofts above the kid's bedrooms.
The house features an electric based Altherma air-to-water heat pump that feeds a hydronic heating system, and an...
The simple two story gabled form varies across its length, most prominently in a play loft that opens to the living...
While the individual rooms are relatively small, they open to each other in plan or section, to create flexible...
The loft provides increased daylight to below, and great passive ventilation by way of mechanically operated skylights...
Thermal modeling showed that the added heat needed to bring the house up to temperature would be so limited, that the...
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