earth sheltered passive solar designs

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conceptual drawings


Anchorage Duplex

This structure is an example of Design Northwest’s use of earth sheltered passive solar design for a multifamily, multistory building. These conceptual sketches were the basis for the final design as constructed by the owner in Anchorage.

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Pegasus School

As is the case for most private schools, Design Northwest was presented with a limited construction budget for the building. With our use of standard methods and construction materials we were not only able to meet the budgetary constraints, but also design an earth sheltered passive solar building meeting educational building codes. The school, located in Puget Sound, operated into the early 1990’s.

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Office Park

This drawing depicts a study for a regional office park. It illustrates how passive solar design can be applied to large scale structures.

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