Grasshopper, a home on Green Hill Pond, is a good example of Building for Climate Change. The house is elevated 18 feet above sea level. We designed a building envelope that will withstand the catastrophic impact of major storms – a ventilated rain-screen wall system and ventilated roof panels made with graphite impregnated extruded polystyrene. We used no paper products in Grasshopper. The house is designed to capture the natural light and prevailing winds and we have used restorative landscaping to protect the fragile ecosystem. We are finishing the interior. It is stunningly beautiful. More pictures to come.
Grasshopper won the Green Architect Innovation Award!
- Date April 4, 2016
- Tags Architecture, Building For Climate Change, Design, Green Built