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Amery, WI  2021

Architect & Certified Passive House Consultant

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When our client purchased a lot along a watershed in Wisconsin, they knew they wanted it to be highly efficient, extraordinarily comfortable, and able to flexibly host gatherings of friends from afar. They hired Precipitate to bring the dream to life - a clandestine home-away-from-home at the intersection of peak-efficiency, beautiful architecture, and affordable modern living.
With affordability in mind, Precipitate engaged the local building community to find a partner excited about building efficiently on a sensitive site. Panelized construction and careful siting will minimize site disturbance, while paying mind to existing significant trees.  Working with builders early to create a ballpark estimate is a unique approach that led us to adjust the design to better fit within our client’s budget before we move into Design Development.

High Performance Elements

  • Simple Massing

  • Passive solar orientation

  • Glazing and shading elements optimized for passive heating, cooling, daylight, and views

  • Triple-pane windows

  • R40+ walls and R60+ roof

  • Air-tight construction

  • Heat recovery

  • Cold climate heat pump

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