M-22 House

Traverse City / United States / 2013

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This modern residence sits along the top of a tall ridge overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay in Northern Michigan. The design  of the house recreates the sense of discovery felt while ascending  the back of the ridge to the views revealed once at the top. The  materials and spaces were inspired by the elements; water, wind,  earth and fire. From each room the materials, light and a strong  connection to the site is felt. The house also boasts an innovative
geothermal heating and cooling systems along with its own  hydroelectric power generator which uses rainwater, geothermal water  and gravity to generate power for the house. A mix of concrete,  steel, composite siding and large glass openings complement the clean
form of the house's exterior.


Materials as mentioned above. Indoor air quality is adjusted with  the use of a living (green)wall in the main living space as well as a  two story interior water wall with bamboo trees in foyer. The home  is completely integrated with lighting control and home automation  system. Heating and cooling systems are interconnected with heat  exchange with the interior hot and cold plunge pools for heat storage  or cooling. All waste geothermal water and all site rainwater are
collected at the house, then dropped through a below ground pipe with  in-line power generating turbines to create electricity, sent back to  the house geothermal system to offset energy usage.



Thermal envelope of the house consists of exterior rain screen panel  system from Abet Laminati MEG exterior panels, and James hardie  cement board siding. Flat roof portion of house is living roof with  small vegetable garden on rooftop. Large glass sun room is 3 season and provides additional thermal relief for large interior window wall  in cold weather.

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    This modern residence sits along the top of a tall ridge overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay in Northern Michigan. The design  of the house recreates the sense of discovery felt while ascending  the back of the ridge to the views revealed once at the top. The  materials and spaces were inspired by the elements; water, wind,  earth and fire. From each room the materials, light and a strong  connection to the site is felt. The house also boasts an innovative...

    Project details
    • Year 2013
    • Work finished in 2013
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence / Interior Design
    Lovers 36 users