Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Time for a New Blog

Hello everyone, it is time for a new blog. We're going to discontinue posting on the Green Home Design Architect Blog as well as our Post and Beam Timber Frame Blog. Please view our two new blogs, This blog will be written and maintained by Kim Bonin, Principal Partner of Bonin Architects & Associates. It will feature behind the scenes and daily happenings at Bonin Architects & Associcates.

The second blog is which is written by Greg Rusnica,  Landscape Architect at Bonin Architects & Associates.

Feel free to contact Kim or Greg with suggestions, comments or to schedule a visit to Bonin Architects & Associates' offices in New London and Meredith, New Hampshire.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Contemporary Lakeside Timber Frame Home

Building a lakefront home inherently addresses one of the principles of sustainable design, connecting with nature. The home is designed to maximize multi use spaces creating a compact and efficient design, while providing views through the home upon approach, encouraging both visual and physical movement towards the lake.
Goals such as minimizing the footprint, reducing site impact, crafting spaces to draw one outdoors and reducing dependence on fossil fuels logically follow this principle. A superior envelope, high efficiency geothermal heat pump, on demand hot water heaters, LED lighting, Stormwater management, charging station for the homeowner’s electric car and roof top photovoltaic panels are examples of addressing these goals.
The result is a project that reduces negative impacts on the environment and promotes the health, wellness and enjoyment of nature for this family and future generations.
In addition our Bonin Architects & Associates' design team, thank you to CLD Engineers for civil engineering, Old Hampshire-Jay Tucker & Bill Andrews and their talented craftsmen who were the General Contractors, Landforms, Pete Schiess for the landscaping, our wonderful client was the interior designer for her home, and thank you to John Hession for the beautiful photography.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

2016 New Hampshire Home Magazine Design Awards-Bonin Architects Wins 3 Awards

Last night our firm was honored to receive three awards during the 2016 New Hampshire Home Magazine Design Awards, which included Winner of Excellence in Landscape Design-Clearview Lake Retreat, Excellence in Architectural Design, Honorable Mention-Fernwood Landing, Excellence in Renovation, Honorable Mention- Hilltop Home. Thank you to all members of the Bonin Architects & Associates’ Design Team who work collaboratively each day on all of our projects.