Attainable Long Island
To achieve the project’s stated sustainability goals and developed with the most energy efficient standards in the world in mind, the home uses both LEED and
Passive Haus design strategies tested in the 3D BIM environment. The ultimate design result will obtain LEED Platinum certification on an affordable budget. The design concept was developed using a public-private intersection. Areas with private spatial qualities were situated on a relative East-West axis. Areas with public spatial qualities were situated on a due North-South axis. This alignment allows for two events to occur. It promotes the functional open flow of the interior as well as maximizes the solar energy efficiency. On the interior the home uses tall windows as a visual expansion of space. The floor plan is an open design that allows for free flow between individual spaces. A balance of visually soft but resilient materials with bright visual cues provides a tactile experience throughout. The universal design elements that are employed enhance this spatial environment to its maximum potential. Combined, these interior design qualities provide a comfortable living environment regardless of age or ability.