The spatial organization of the house has been done entirely new, after the demolition of the interior. The proposed interior partitioning systems will make it possible to give the house great flexibility. It will be possible to connect or isolate rooms according to the needs of the inhabitants. The day zone of the house is designed through the physical and visual connection of the spaces of the kitchen, the dining room and the living room, as well as a guest room with an office that can be fully opened to the dining room by means of a pivoting wall. These spaces (kitchen, dining room, living room and this flexible room) have been adapted to a lifestyle in which family members spend time together, carrying out different activities.
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More on heat losses through the ground ---> YES you do need to insulate your building thermal envelope from the ground.
These images show the heat losses from a conditioned basement to the ground, for a #PassiveHouse energy retrofit in Southern Montana (Climate Zone 6). The whole building is going to be insulated to meet the #EnerPHit requirements in terms of R-values, fRsi values (temperature factors to avoid condensation), and window U-values for thermal comfort.
As you can see, the heat losses through the floor of the conditioned basement are significant, even though the ground is at a milder temperature than the external air, and even if the floor is buried several feet below grade.
Making a vision reality is something Terry Huggett Developments take great pride in.
If the challenges that were hidden in this concept design were known from the outset, it may have never been started. Now it’s close to complete I’m very happy with the outcome and all the pain of the past is firmly in left behind us.
Now this beautiful fabulous transformation is more than just a family home it’s a sustainable home for life.