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Casa Familia / Kevin deFreitas Architects

  • 01:00 - 10 July, 2010
Casa Familia / Kevin deFreitas Architects
Casa Familia / Kevin deFreitas Architects

Casa Familia / Kevin deFreitas Architects Casa Familia / Kevin deFreitas Architects Casa Familia / Kevin deFreitas Architects Casa Familia / Kevin deFreitas Architects +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    885 Albion St, San Diego, CA 92106, United States
  • Architects

    Kevin deFreitas Architects
  • Interiors

    Kevin & Kara deFreitas
  • Landscape Architect

    Aerea, Leslie Ryan
  • Structural Engineer

    Envision Engineering, Alex Barajas
  • Builder

    Kevin & Kara deFreitas
  • Area

    9178.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2007

From the architect. A reinterpretation of quintessential Southern Californian courtyard houses; this is a modestly sized home that lives much bigger than it really is by thoughtfully opening up to, and engaging, the landscape and wonderfully temperate So. Cal coastal climate. It is a home that simultaneously looking towards the future (technologically feature rich), while remembering the low tech comfort strategies of the past; a time before air conditioning and forced air units existed.

The goal of this project was to design and construct a highly efficient home that would employ passive and active strategies to significantly reduce, energy, water, and resource consumption all while delivering a modern, comfortable and livable home for a young family of six.

Through concerted research, experimentation and a good measure of faith, the house proved a success consuming 65% less electricity than state mandated standards and 55% less water than homes of comparable size without sacrificing comfort or aesthetics. This is important to dispel the common public misperception that efficiency and conservation has to look ”hippie” or alternative.

Like the song says, "it not easy being green", but it likewise it's not difficult either, and the ramifications for future generations are enormous.

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Halima Mohamed · October 10, 2011

Actually it is a very nice green house it combines between the concrete and aluminum cladding and use the wood for the entrance as a part of the house landscape. It has a very nice form. they use the opening in a proper way that give a very nice view specially in the living room.

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