Casa Familia / Kevin deFreitas Architects

Casa Familia / Kevin deFreitas Architects

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San Diego, United States
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  9178 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2007
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Fleetwood, Toto, Control 4, Kyocera Solar, Oceanside Glass Tile, Omnia Industries, SOLEC-Solar Energy, Schweiss, The Sliding Door Company, Viessmann, Westcoat Specialty Coating Systems, Whirlpool

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

Casa Familia / Kevin deFreitas Architects - Facade

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.

Casa Familia / Kevin deFreitas Architects - Sofa, Lighting

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.

Casa Familia / Kevin deFreitas Architects - Shelving

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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Cite: "Casa Familia / Kevin deFreitas Architects" 10 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/67870/casa-familia-kevin-defreitas-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

Casa Familia / Kevin deFreitas Architects

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