Miller Hull

Loom House receives an AIA National Housing Award

Source: AIA

6-4-2021 | News

“This renovation is intentional and thoughtful across the board, seamlessly integrating new and old,”- Jury comment

Sitting on a landscaped bluff overlooking Puget Sound, this renovation of a classic mid-century home and standalone office is a model for home renovation using resilient retrofitting strategies. Through net positive energy and water, food production, and adherence to a strict materials list, Loom House is on target to become the first residential remodel certified as a living building by the International Living Future Institute.*

From the outset of the project in 2017, it was clear that the clients were focused on an extremely energy-efficient renovation based on their long history of running a foundation that strives for a more equitable and environmentally responsible world. As the team and client’s relationship blossomed, the team recognized that the Living Building Challenge framework aligned with the clients’ stewardship and social justice values. It took the clients just one weekend to accept the proposal, and they committed to collecting their drinking water, reducing energy use and collecting it through photovoltaics, and growing their food. Though the local code would not allow them to do so at that point, they also agreed to treat their grey and blackwater in their front yard.

*Note: since publishing, Loom House is now a certified Living Building

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