House concept is completed conceived by Modus V Studio Architects, David Huang. This living space is completed designed in Bellevue, Washington, USA and it is progressed in 2010. By the architect, this living space is conceived as a Green Concept Home design.
This house concept project which called the ”Green Concept Home” is a two-story single-family residence which is located in Bellevue, Washington. This residence which is covers area for about 2,840 square foot has a contemporary design and is owned, designed and built by a coupled family (husband and wife) team David Huang and Lillie Leung. This living space project broke the ground in September 2009 and it was completed the following year in September 2010 by the Modus V Studio Architects.
By the architect, this house concept project is aims to build an environmentally friendly and sustainable home which moves the society towards more sustainable living. This living space project is implemented many concepts of the green designs, it is including structural insulated panels (SIPs), the rain water harvesting system, solar hot water heater, tank less hot water heater, heat recovery ventilator, radiant floor heating, solar orientation, energy star appliances, energy star metal roof, energy star windows, a low-flow water fixtures, no VOCs paints, renewable and environmentally friendly materials and drought-tolerant landscaping. The architect goal is to minimize the energy and the water usage and maximize the comfort for the residents and to create a holistic and sustainable way of life.
House Concept Building Design
During the house concept construction, the architect gives a special care to minimize the waste and to recycle the majority of the waste itself. Then the waste is sent to a local recycling facility with a 95%+ diversion rate. This living space architecture design which is also called “The H-House” has a floor plan which takes a shape of the letter “H”. This living space is separated into Eastern and Western wings of the “H” shape. In the western section, this building is occupies the public spaces such as a living room, a kitchen, dining room and an office. This building is a very open and loftily space which has a high ceiling for about 20 foot height above the living room and the office overlooking the living room. Between the different rooms, there are no walls which separate this space, so it is becomes a great space which the daily activities are carried out.
While shielded from the Western sun, the house space is filled by the lights which come from the Southern and Northern exposure. The Eastern wing of the living space consist of the “private” spaces such as all the bedrooms, guest room, mechanical room and a garage. It is contrary from the other wing that the Eastern wing is very enclosed, protected and it is intimate becoming the space where the family will rest at the night. The architect design strategy of a clearly separating the day-activity spaces with night-resting spaces allow for an easy separation of the heating zones. This achievement is also provides an acoustic barrier between the noisier part of the living space-the living room/kitchen-and the bedrooms.
Architects: Modus V Studio Architects, David Huang
Location: Bellevue, Washington, USA
General Contractor: David Huang
Interior Designer: Millie Leung
Green Verifier: O’Brien & Company
Mechanical Engineer: Mitchell Engineering, Inc.
Landscape Designer: Studio 342 Landscape Architecture
Energy Consultant: Bushnell Energy Consulting
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Millie Leung