The folks at local architecture firm Loadingdock5 posted some new photos online of their now-complete Passive Solar House at 232 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. The structure is technically a "vertical extension" of an existing retail space (the building neighbors the Bedford Avenue mini mall) with an owner's residence above, but the LD5ers went a step beyond the basic extension concept with some green touches. We aren't qualified to evaluate the HVAC systems and energy recovery ventilators, but we do get this part: the building is designed so that roof overhangs and balconies shade the space in summer but allow the sun's light in to heat it in winter. Plus, crazy windows!
· 232 Bedford Avenue [Loadingdock5]
· Construction Watch: Williamsburg's 232 Bedford Gets Passive [Curbed]