This Passive House is situated on a unique site, the product of converging streets and a bend in the River. The form of the house is the product of an optimization, and the desire for privacy. This family home celebrates its connection to the riverbed, providing visual connection form the interior space. Carefully situated on an urban infill lot, the home addresses the need for passive solar heating by biasing the house to the north side of the lot, and tweaks the orientation to maximize views to undeveloped forest and river.
Not only will the house meet Passive House requirements for energy use, under 15kWh/m2, but it will also be net-zero ready, with all necessary requriements for the future installation of a roof mounted solar array. The a-typical form strikes a rational pose at the street, respecting the rhyms of the mature neighbourhood. A nod to the history of the site, and indicative of our dedication to material re-use is the incorporation of a brick facade built with reclaimed masonry from the previously existing home.