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.