Stephen Gerard Dietemann


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Berkshire Passive House

Currently under design, the BPH is being designed to require no outside energy for normal daily functions and, if used properly, to generate surplus energy.  A ‘passive’ design approach was supplemented with active photovoltaic and heat collecting panels for hot water and radiant space heating .  The house is banked into a small hill on the site and the ‘living roof’ extends over the house from that hill.  Constructed of an insulated concrete shell which allows for a dynamic eye-level views of the 2400 sf building.    Light monitors on the roof bring light into the interior of the house and, clad in photovoltaic materials, electricity as well.

Creating at the intersection of Art and Architecture