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Architecture March, 6 2014

BauLinder Haus by Hufft Projects

The BauLinder Haus by design studio Hufft Projects was inspired by the modernist details of its neighbor, a landmark Kansas City area home designed by Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer. Details like vertically oriented wood siding, straightforward forms and overhanging masses were motivated by its neighbor’s modernist aesthetic. The house’s simple form was conceptualized as a series of stacked boxes, with public spaces residing on the ground level and private spaces in the boxes above. Floor-to-ceiling south facing windows in the courtyard are shaded by the overhanging second floor above to prohibit solar heat gain, but allow for solar heating in the winter. Other sustainable elements of the home include a geothermal heat pump HVAC system, energy-efficient windows and sprayed foam insulation. The exterior wood is a vertical shiplap siding milled from FSC certified Machiche.

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