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Arbor House in Martha’s Vineyard by Moskow Linn Architects designed with AutoCAD
March 30th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal
Moskow Linn Architects designed this beautiful house in Martha’s Vineyard which is famous for being a favorite summer vacation destination for many US Presidents.
Design Considerations –Environmental
The building is designed for passive solar heating and cooling with no supplementary mechanical systems.
The structure is oriented on an east west axis for optimum Southern exposure with the critical ratio of 1 square foot of solar glazing to 7 square foot of thermal mass.
Insulation and air filtration barriers exceed Mass standards.
The ratio of 3 square foot to 1 square foot of operable windows oriented towards prevailing (southwesterly) breeze induces air movement.
Deep overhangs and sun shading devices on Southern and Western facades assist in summer cooling.
The home is Energy Star compliant.
Design Considerations – Programatic
The house consist of three distinct rooms: one for sleeping, one for cleansing, one for living.
The eight hundred square foot interior space is expanded by an eight hundred square foot exterior court yard.
The courtyard is defined by walls of grapes (this is Martha’s Vineyard after all). Four apricot trees in the courtyard will provide summer fruit and shade.
The courtyard columns extend into interior space and define kitchen and wood burning stove areas.
Furnishings are custom designed. The bed creates a room with in a room, the table tressel is modeled on an eel.
Design inspirations include seine nets and wooden boats.
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