The Heavilin Road Residence is an accessible, sustainable single family home for a young family of three. The house is sited in a formerly agricultural area that has been reclaimed and restored to a more native prairie and wetland typical of the region.
In plan, the house consists of a series of strong East to West walls directing and focusing the natural breezes present on the gently sloping site. Passive solar considerations inform the design as well. Excess heat is absorbed in the concrete floor in the day, and it is released into the space at night.