Modern two-storey residence located in Traverse Metropolis, Michigan, designed by Michael Fitzhugh.

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Description by Michael Fitzhugh

This contemporary residence sits alongside the highest of a tall ridge overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay in Northern Michigan. The design of the home recreates the sense of discovery felt whereas ascending the again of the ridge to the views revealed as soon as on the prime. The supplies and areas have been impressed by the weather; water, wind, earth and hearth. From every room the supplies, mild and a robust connection to the location is felt. The home additionally boasts an progressive geothermal heating and cooling methods together with its personal hydroelectric energy generator which makes use of rainwater, geothermal water and gravity to generate energy for the home. A mixture of concrete, metal, composite siding and enormous glass openings complement the clear type of the home’s exterior.

Supplies as talked about above. Indoor air high quality is adjusted with using a dwelling (inexperienced)wall in the primary dwelling area in addition to a two story inside water wall with bamboo timber in lobby. The house is totally built-in with lighting management and residential automation system. Heating and cooling methods are interconnected with warmth change with the inside cold and hot plunge swimming pools for warmth storage or cooling. All waste geothermal water and all website rainwater are collected on the home, then dropped by means of a under floor pipe with in-line energy producing generators to create electrical energy, despatched again to the home geothermal system to offset power utilization.

Thermal envelope of the home consists of exterior rain display panel system from Abet Laminati MEG exterior panels, and James hardie cement board siding. Flat roof portion of home resides roof with small vegetable backyard on rooftop. Giant glass solar room is three season and offers further thermal aid for giant inside window wall in chilly climate.

Images courtesy of Michael Fitzhugh

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