Montrose Residence

Montrose, CA United States

Warren Techentin Architecture

 

Project Description

2012 RADA

Outbuilding / Merit

Stacking a guest apartment atop an existing garage, this backyard structure adds a workshop, overflow living space, and solar electricity to a maxed-out family home. The building’s angular, vertically oriented envelope works within the site’s constraints—which included a large shade tree—to secure views and optimize solar exposure. Rainscreen siding shades the exterior, while a remote-controlled skylight promotes stack effect–driven passive cooling. Our jury noted the project’s positive effect on its site. One judge said, “It activates the gardens in a very sculptural way.”

 

Project Details

Montrose Residence
Location:
Shared by:
 
Project Team:
    Warren Techenten, Principal In Charge
Consultants:
  • General Contractor: Simon Sage 
 
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Project Size:
    484 sq ft
Construction Cost:
    $109,868
 
 

Specified Products

Bathroom and Kitchen Fittings: Kohler, www.kohler.com; Bathroom and Kitchen Fixtures: Kohler; Cooktop: Miele, www.miele.com; Countertops: Caesarstone, www.caesarstone.com; Flooring: Ultimate Bamboo; Green Products: Firestone Rubbergard roofing (recyclable), www.firestonebpco.com, Sheetrock gypsum board (recycled), www.usg.com; Hardware: Baldwin, www.baldwinhardware.com; HVAC Equipment: Carrier, www.carrier.com; Insulation: Bonded Logic, www.bondedlogic.com; Kitchen Cabinets: Ikea, www.ikea.com; Oven and Refrigerator: General Electric, www.geappliances.com; Roofing: Johns Manville, www.jm.com; Skylights: Velux, www.velux.com; Solar Energy System: Uni-Solar, www.uni-solar.com

 
 

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