Text Box: Remodel and Addition, Berkeley California

This goals for this addition and major remodel to a 90 year old house were to improve the energy performance and bring natural daylight into a dark interior with a large house to the immediate south.  Clerestory windows and dramatic forms bring natural light into the interior spaces from a variety of directions and angles. 

The addition is easily distinguished with strong rectilinear forms and bands of light.  

In addition to the passive solar heating, environmental features include a 4 KW photovoltaic system, salvaged wood flooring, and FSC-certified wood.

VanMechelen Architects

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