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Our first ultra-efficient new house demonstrated how a future-oriented house can fit comfortably in an older neighborhood.
On track for Passive House Certification (the first in the Chicago area), this house is built using insulated concrete forms for the walls.
Our goal was to provide interesting and comfortable spaces and contemporary function in harmony with the original Prairie masterpiece.
This project is an exercise in multi-family Passive House design.
This 1920’s Tudor became a case study in historic preservation and energy efficiency, thanks to a forward-thinking, community-minded owner.
A remodel and new addition provided the needed space and efficiency improvements to Energy Star 2.5 levels.
Small is good! Less energy consumed, smaller mechanicals, more outdoor space, and more family togetherness are some of the many benefits of reduced home size.
How can a garage be “green?” By recycling materials, minimizing footprint and new materials, supporting a backyard garden, and by its green roof.
This was a rebuild of a collapsed façade in the heart of Oak Park’s Arts District.
The site of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hills-Decaro house had a large 1970s garage that needed to be replaced.
A full insulation retrofit and remodeled master suite left the house comfortable and complete
Designed for developers with environmental motivation, this project features commercial space, 1-bedroom units, and a geothermal plant under the parking area.