Jen Cypress / Dwelling Photography
This 3,000 square foot, single family home is designed by Kaplan Thompson Architects in Portland, ME. There are many exciting details and innovative components in this project. The focus is on sustainability, energy efficiency, low maintenance, and both local and natural exterior cladding.
The house is designed for the residents to be able to age in place, with wheelchair accessibility, wide doorways, and accessible fixtures.
Energy and resource efficiency is a hallmark of this project. The walls have R60 insulation, the ceilings have R68. Along with triple-glazed windows, the heating bill is modeled to be just $300 per year in the coldest of Vermont winters.
The build process has been documented below:
Using what we could find on site to weigh down the foam while the glue dries
Filled in with foam
The curved ceiling sheet rocked and painted.