Award for Excellence for Private Building : Urban Design an Architecture – Hamilton 2017
Supersneaky is proud to be a part of this great project. As the foremost authority on Flush Mount Garage Doors and Low overhead garage door installation, we worked closely with – Office Ou, Evolve Builders Group, Blackwell Structural Engineers – to produce this stunning example of a Flush Mounted Garage Door.
From the Urban Design & Architecture Awards website :
Physicians interested in healthy living and sustainability commissioned this new net-zero electricity house which combines natural materials, traditional construction methods, and barrier-free design while facilitating aging in place. The landscape strategy includes the integration of resilient native species, porous surfaces and a pollinator rooftop garden seeking to support local wildlife.
Natural, renewable and locally-sourced materials were used in the construction, including straw-bale walls. Little to no mechanical heating or cooling was required due to proper cross-ventilation and highefficiency fireplaces. The house is net-zero thanks to photovoltaic panels on the roof.
Recipients: Office Ou, Evolve Builders Group, Blackwell Structural Engineers
The jury chose K-House for the Award of Excellence in this category in recognition of its innovative approach to sustainability at a residential scale. The design of the site represents a sound ecological approach, drawing from the nearby conservation area to create an alternate landscape to the pervasive suburban lawn. The sensitive integration of creative stormwater management approaches (including channels, dams and porous surfaces) with native plantings achieves a complementary beauty with the modernistic aesthetic. The home’s locally unique energy and insulation systems (straw walls, solar panels) achieve a net-zero energy footprint, and that orientation is further reinforced in the home’s urban design, with landscaping that features native species, natural materials and porous surfaces.