Net Zero

East Hampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
Architectural Designers
Martin Architects PC

Net Zero is a LEED Platinum applicant and a U.S. Green Building Council Case study house in East Hampton, NY. This house was created as a modern modular concept that was a machine for living. The form absolutely follows function, sun exposure angles, budget and green concepts. The result was bold clean and surprisingly organic in form. Utilizing an efficient diagram, this structure was designed around this family's culture and strong interest in creating a Net Zero footprint. The minimalist design design form is a simple "T" comprised of two rectangles combined with a core of a vertical rectangle. The goal was to utilize efficient materials and scale in a grid. The external palette of rich cedar, steel, stucco, and glass, encloses clean, open interiors assembled in blackened steel, concrete, white oak and washed walls.

Green practices included utilizing both passive and active solar, geothermal and a high insulation method, efficient use of the volume and materials made out of recycled materials. The fact that this house is green is a hidden secret as its architecture reads bold, clean yet warm. Acting as a pendulum of light the cantilevered bold portion offers one a rich experience of dynamic indoor / outdoor space.