The Shading mask is an analytic tool to understand the exposure of the building to the sun over the entire year and how the shadow influences the occupant.
The wind rose is a great tool to understand wind pressure on a home. In this case, the wind direction during the winter months is from the north-west. This is important information to design an effective airflow control. occupant comfort can be influenced by the wind direction and intensity and the design will take the climatic elements into account for the most convenient and healthy home.
The Sun-Path Diagram over the entire year indicates the potential for access to sunlight for the home and people. It also allows for an assessment of the potential solar heat gains during the winter and summer months.
The existing condition of the site with a beautiful stone church as a backdrop scenario. The cul-de-sac character with trees in the background gives the site a fantastic setting for a new high-performance home nestled into this Italianate landscape.
The bulk feasibility for a new Passive House in Scarsdale Westchester County is an important first step to analyzing the potential of the site.