This not-so-big house is an award winning solar design.Passive solar design provides a warm, comfortable living space.Clearstory windows bring in natural light without glare.Passive solar renovations  optimize light and temperature.Solar design including shaded southern windows.Daylighting architecture provides natural convective cooling.Passive solar remodel in Denver designed with strong environmental ethics.
  • Outstanding passive solar design
  • Remodel saving resources
  • Excellent daylighting
  • Passive solar remodel
  • Super insulated
  • Highly efficient furnace and appliances
  • Green materials
  • "Not-so-big" house
  • Award winning
Passive solar remodel in Denver, Coloradp designed with strong environmental ethics.
The client, a ceramicist with strong environmental ethics, wanted a little more space, a renovated kitchen & bathroom, a garage & ceramics studio, and a roof that did not leak. Our design of the house was inspired by the forms of the client's ceramics. With its dynamic vaults, the design expresses an unfolding, or emergence.

With its extensive and properly shaded southern windows and thermal mass created by existing masonry incased in excellent insulation, the Finch House is an outstanding passive solar remodel. Clearstory windows bring in natural light without glare to wash the double-height wall and fill the living and dining rooms. East and west windows are minimized and tuned to block solar heat gain. Winner of a Denver Mayor’s Design Award. 2004.

This house is featured in the video Passive Solar Simplified.

Learn more about this house here.
Residential  |  Commercial  |  Institutional  |  Historic  |  Profile  |  Services  |  Case Studies  |  News  |  Video  |  Contact