rural ranch, columbia city

Located in rural Whitley County, IN, this modest ranch for a small family takes its formal cues from the agricultural structures prevalent in the region.  The house’s form is conceptualized as a series of connected volumes, each one representing different interior functions.

Site orientation and climatic conditions also contribute extensively to the form.  South-facing clerestories and bedroom windows provide passive solar gain in winter while overhanging screens prevent summer heat gain.  Unobstructed east-west circulation allows for natural ventilation.   Other sustainable elements include a geothermal heat pump HVAC system, energy efficient windows, and ICF basement and first floor walls.

Currently in schematic design.





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