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Sustainable Cottage - DD Set - First Floor Plan - AutoCAD - This cottage is meant to be a weekend retreat to get new inspiration and energy through the contact with Nature. The project is also "laboratory" to test the latest green technology and to minimize waste of material, space and energy.
It's completely off the grid, it gets its water from a natural spring in the property, energy is harvested from the sun and wind, hot water from a bio mass boiler which also heats the space through a floor heating system.
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Sustainable Cottage - DD set - Building Elevations - AutoCAD - One of the main requests of the client was to make this cottage look like it belonged to the landscape, so I got inspiration from the vernacular architecture of local agricultural and shepherds sheds, and spring houses.
All the materials are reclaimed: corrugated metal for the roof, wood boards with different textures and orientations for the exterior walls and deck.
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Sustainable Cottage - DD set - Building Sections - AutoCAD - To minimize waste of space the bedroom has been located on a loft over the kitchenette and bathroom and it overlooks the living room. The walls and roof structural systems are based on SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) that provide one of the highest R-value available on the market. Special care has also been given to the insulation of windows and doors to minimize waste of heat.
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Sustainable Cottage - Precedent Imagery
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Sustainable Cottage - Precedent Imagery

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