Friday, January 29, 2016
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.
Posted by Jeremy Bonin, AIA, LEED AP at 10:22 AM
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Posted by Jeremy Bonin, AIA, LEED AP at 6:35 AM
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Inspiration stemmed from a shared interest in the history of the Lake Sunapee and its architecture from the “Grand Hotel Era” to the beginning of the “Cottage Era” in the 1920’s. Local architect Prentice Sanger designed many such cottages as well as the Lake Sunapee Yacht Club. Using heavy amounts of stone with integrated brick in conjunction with other vernacular lakefront architectural precedents gives the design a unique aesthetic with strong historic roots and pays respect to many of the lost works of Sanger in the region.
The landscape ties home and site seamlessly while addressing the needs of construction near sensitive lakefront resources. The entry court uses modern construction techniques to capture storm water while maintaining an aesthetic true to the character of the home. Intimate outdoor spaces draw inspiration from the architecture and materials of the home maximizing the long Southerly views towards Mount Sunapee. Photos by John W. Hession, Advanced Digital Photography
Architectural and landscape design by Bonin Architects & Associates, Meredith & New London, NH www.boninarchitects.com
Posted by Jeremy Bonin, AIA, LEED AP at 12:53 PM