Text Box: Remodel and Addition, Castro Valley California

The original house was dark and had limited opportunities for passive solar heating.  Clerestory windows provide solar gain to all interior spaces; their dynamic shapes form enclosures for rooftop decks.  The forms create a continuity between interior and exterior spaces, and there is a sense of mystery in the continuous lines.


The roof also provides space for a large photovoltaic array.  The goal is to make a zero energy house.


VanMechelen Architects

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