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Project: Old Range Family Home

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The solution for the Oldrange Family Home aspires to enhance the lives of three generations; children, their parents and grandparents.  The focus of the home is the open family spaces which are intended to continuously connect each generation to nature and one another.  The communal spaces are balanced with a variety of smaller spaces that are meant to provide personal respite and environments for individual reflection.  The family hopes to strengthen each other through living and learning together as well as doing the same with the larger surrounding community.

Incorporating passive and active sustainable design strategies was a high priority.  Examples include incorporating solar panels and geothermal HVAC system; addressing solar orientation through the placement of openings, overhangs, and landscaping; utilizing a highly reflective roof membrane; omitting heat-storing, attic space; and installation of high efficient LED recessed lighting.