Entry Title: "
Kash Residence "
Category: Professional, Concept
Designer(s): " Martin Liefhebber"
The property is within a remnant row of post war bungalows which are becoming out of place, due to the scale of development adjacent . Specifically the siteis at the edge of an industrial / supply warehouse district with its usual distractions. Their property, on the east lot line, faces Islington Rd. which handles an enormous volume of 16 wheeler trucks, with all the incumbent belching exhaust pipes and screeching airbrakes. The owners challenge to us was to design in such way so as to be able to remove themselves from all that . This, they feel was accomplished.
The dwelling is unbalanced, therefore placed off centre, towards the north flank of the lot . This is done for maximum benefit from passive solar heating and unencumbered winter sun access /penetration. Lots of windows on the south, few in the northwall.
To avoid the Toronto plan by having ample side yard windows situated to have as much interior comfortable generous warm light, even in the centre of the house, especially in winter.
This home shows what can happen when aesthetics are married with physics. Heat is delivered with the combined effects of the sun, smart windows and the wall and floor construction. This is called passive solar heating, where the sun is the ultimate furnace.
Human ingenuity has given us air-conditioning via stack effect summer ventilation. Our design wafts naturally cooled basement air up into the a venting sky-light. The houses ambient hot air is washed out with the cool airwave, thereby cooling the house naturally. Our clients,, they
WISH FOR A MORE AFFORDABLE WAY OF LIVING. TO REDUCESTRESS AND DECREASE ONES IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT