The Maine-primarily based studio Go Logic likes to take conventional New England constructing types and reimagine them in more modern—and sustainable—methods (bear in mind their line of “rural modernism” prefab homes?) One in all their newest initiatives, a waterfront household home in Quincy, Massachusetts, pairs a typical gable-roofed construction with clear traces, cantilevered types, and passive home options—bringing a refreshing dose of latest design to the neighborhood.
The home is located nearer to the road aspect of the lot, leaving a big expanse of yard close to the water of Quincy Bay. The primary home is comprised of three volumes: the gray-clad predominant gable, a cedar-clad rectangle for the bottom ground, and a second-ground quantity additionally clad in cedar, which overhangs the primary to create a sheltered entrance beside the driveway.
A indifferent cedar-clad studio constructing sits perpendicular to the primary home, shielding it from the view of neighbors and serving to to type a small personal courtyard between them.
Inside, the open-plan lounge, eating space, and kitchen dominates the primary degree. A cantilevered staircase results in the master bedroom and two smaller bedrooms with vaulted ceilings.
Vitality-environment friendly strategies had been used all through.
“We relied on a brilliant-insulated constructing shell with excessive-efficiency, triple-glazed home windows to scale back house heating demand and a number of south-going through home windows for passive photo voltaic acquire,” said Go Logic. “These measures allowed us to open the facade towards views of the bay with out compromising the home’s power efficiency or consolation.”