From BLUE TRUCK STUDIO
A vision for a new family home in Orinda, CA, this home aspires to be completely net zero and fire resistant. The form of the building is a simple cantilever, but its technology is at the forefront of modern engineering and environmental response. Designed to be super insulated, this home would generate its own power, heating, and cooling. Energy conservation technology includes solar panels, a heat pump exchange that provides both cooling and heating through radiant flooring, and thermal mass for passive cooling. Deep overhangs shade the home from unpleasant direct sun while the building's narrow shape allows natural light and ventilation in.
Sited to capture the valley views and Mount Diablo in the distance, the home is designed for both privacy and expansiveness. The living spaces flow out to the pool deck and studio tower, immersing it in its natural surroundings.