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DNM Portfolio

  1. 1. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N © 2008 DNM Architect • REV: 11/18/08 1
  2. 2. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N ABOUT THE Author... Writing well is usually not easy for an architect, and writing honestly really tough for someone who has spent a dozen years in the software industry. It’s not exactly that we lie; we lie inexactly. Exciting ideas come and go so quickly that we sometimes blur the articulation of a new idea with the rationalization for an already obsolete idea. In both technology and architecture, we spawn and then we spin. It's a bad habit. This disclaimer, coupled with a few biographical milestones below, disclose my double handicap as an architect who worked more than a decade in the software business and came out the other end as an architect. After receiving my M.Arch from Georgia Tech in 1982, I started practice in Atlanta working for a small firm that specialized in small to medium size residential and commercial projects. We bought our first CAD system in 1985 for the sole purpose of qualifying to compete for some library work. The best ROI we could achieve for this investment was to turn it off and lock it in the closet. Even then, I understood that technology was just a practical means to another end. I went to Europe for three months in 1986 and managed to stay 6 years, falling into the CAD software business. I remained in the software business as president of Graphisoft US for an additional 7 years in the US before returning to a conventional practice in a less conventional place using less conventional methods in 1999. Today, DNM Architect is a 4 person firm focused on residential projects and using software tools that I was fortunate to play some role in forming as well as new tools that are continually evolving and becoming practical to use. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 2
  3. 3. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N SOFTWARE Tools Any explanation of a 3d-based or “integrated” architectural practice is highly conditioned by the actual software being used by the practitioner. In theory, it should not be this way. A contractor acquires a common screwdriver to drive a standard screw and a simple hammer to drive a nail, but an architect cannot acquire and learn new software for every individualized the task within a project. Software is complex, fast-changing, and expensive, and there is surprisingly little standardization among available products (or among their customers!). As a result, architectural firms – and all companies using specialized software – make tough choices about which tools to invest in, and, to varying degrees, these tools in turn mold the firm. It may be too much to say, “the tail is wagging the dog,” but there is generally a balance of influence between the the tool and the tool's owner. This is a long-winded way of saying that the qualities and limitations of the actual software used by the architect are relevant to understanding the architect's work, practice, efficiency and outlook. Few people outside of the architecture world can understand those qualities and limits (and few people inside as well), but they are very influential nonetheless. • CAD : ArchiCAD • ENERGY ANALYSIS: Ecotect, Radiance, CFD • ENERGY DOCUMENTATION: Energy Pro • VISUALIZATION: Artlantis Studio • WEB DESIGN: Adobe Dreamweaver • COMMUNICATION: Adobe Acrobat © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 3
  4. 4. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N Preface Architecture is unique as a profession and body of knowledge because only architecture approaches societal issues as fundamental problems of geometry. While others make law, medicine, music, and words, we make places. That doesn’t solve every problem, but neither does a new law, policy or drug. The particular type of three-dimensional knowledge embodied by architects, balancing both humanism and science, is more important to society and has greater application than merely the design and documentation of new buildings. If architecture goes away as a profession (and we know from history that entire bodies of knowledge can disappear) or becomes trivialized until no one appreciates the difference between a great place to live and a clever teapot, then society will have lost a profound body of knowledge, a portal to solving some of its deepest problems, and a last vestige of detached three-dimensional problem solving. “Longitude” by Dava Sobel is an excellent book that describes the quest for a device to accurately measure longitude while at sea. Prior to having such a device, sailors never knew precisely where they were or where they were going. It is stunning to think now that all of the great explorers and mariners before the late eighteenth century were fundamentally lost and that they even knew they were lost (how did they spin that to their sponsors?). But, it is even more stunning to think that their knowledge of their own ignorance did not stop them from setting sail on ever more ambitious adventures, so great was the potential reward for the shrewd and the lucky. I hope there is a parallel between architecture's current condition – in fact, it's condition for the past 15 years - and this period a few centuries ago when basically everyone in the world was either lost on the ocean or stuck on the land. The risks, rewards and rationalizations were all great, and the price of doing the wrong thing seemed to be exceeded only by the price of doing nothing. As other mariners before us, without the benefit of a sure architectural longitude, we choose to set sail towards new architectural practices because we are sure that sitting on the dry land of past practice while it slowly sinks beneath us is folly. Our premise is that architects should be embracing and designing(!) new technologies to re-think their fundamental roles in the planning, design, construction, communication, and maintenance of buildings, but also that this technology is just a vessel to carry the architect safely from one place to another. While the vessel can be grand and complex and overwhelming, it is always just a means to another end. For us, that end is building better and practicing more efficiently and effectively so that we, as architects, can touch more buildings and play a greater role in planning and building all that is around us. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 4
  5. 5. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N Preface... While it is important to appreciate the stakes for architects, a fate of obsolescence is neither inevitable nor even likely. Every treatise about the profession since Vitruvius has probably stated or implied, “there are great challenges facing architects today,” and they are all true. Every creative mind knows that challenge is also opportunity, however. Technology unlocks opportunities even as it pushes architectural design towards becoming a commodity and empowers competing professionals to encroach on the architect’s traditional authority. Technology empowers, de-mystifies, popularizes and transforms. The Internet, World Wide Web, 3D modeling, databases, and many other technologies available to architects are available to everyone and are transforming society and its expectations of what constitutes acceptable services from ALL professions. Architects must find their place in this new world because the old world is gone, but their holistic three-dimensional thinking and problem solving skills are just as valuable. I don't take the approach of passively analyzing architectural practice; I prefer to assert a position and recommend a course of actions rather than shallowly survey all options. Sigfried Gideon said in Space, Time and Architecture: “Only when one is permeated by the spirit of his own time is he prepared to detect those tracts of the past which previous generations have overlooked.” Experiences with specific software and companies inevitably shapes anyone's expertise and color his or her output, but they are prerequisite to speaking with authority and imagining the future. Technology lets us express architecture differently and express different architecture. We can build walls on a computer rather than draft lines, simulate buildings over time instead of documenting construction sets, shop for building products rather than edit specification templates, and lead the building process from early design through the building’s entire life cycle. Our clients expect and welcome this new expression and level of service. And, from our new expression we can re-define a new profession. David Marlatt, AIA San Francisco, CA July 2008 © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 5
  6. 6. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N DESIGN Process The best practice in the world will not make a difference if it does not yield architecture. You are Fundamentally, no matter what technology anyone uses, the here creative process does not change, nor should it. Creativity is an iterative progression of discovery and design is its product. This is true for architecture, music, painting and writing this paragraph. When we think about integration and technology, therefore, we are also trying to integrate new technology with very old and humanistic ideas about how thought turns into tangible work. This kind of integration is more important than the typical data integration of the architect's bits with the consultant's bytes. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 6
  7. 7. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N DESIGN Process Technology and a 3D-based design practice do not increase creativity, but they do accelerate the process. This You are acceleration helps us look at more options and design here iterations in a shorter time span so that – hopefully - we can make better choices by having greater choice. Making the best design decisions transcends technology, however, and still requires traditional architectural core values of holistic thinking, building knowledge and balanced judgment. As in all creative fields, software can accelerate the design process, but not determine the right outcome. Without experienced architectural training, this acceleration means that really bad decisions can be made and built really, really fast. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 7
  8. 8. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N DESIGN Practice ... theory In 1995, while working at Graphisoft (developers of ArchiCAD), I published an article entitled, “New Business in the Information Age,” that speculated on the impact of a 3D based design process on architectural practice. The article began: “Architectural software has evolved from an "automator" of two-dimensional drafting to a three-dimensional simulator of building. Architect using this new breed of CAD software are quickly becoming the creators and caretakers of virtual buildings, and as a consequence seeing their roles in the building process continue after the occupancy Traditional permit is issued. As a result of this ability to construct a “virtual building” on a Practice desktop computer - to simulate the building's behavior both before it is built and throughout its life cycle - fundamental changes are taking place in the architect's design process, fee structure, and relationship with the client, contractor and the community. In addition to transforming the architect's own practice, ownership of the 3D computer model carries important competitive advantages in procuring all future work associated with the same building.” To help illustrate this transformation, the bar chart above shows the four traditional stages of architectural design practice that has evolved since the mid SCHEMATIC DESIGN DEV'T CD CA 19th century and is still reflected in the classic AIA contract for design services. The staff time of an architectural practice that drafts on paper (if any remain) or uses 2D drafting software (still the most prevalent), follows the bar chart pretty closely. This is unsurprising, since the bar chart and the AIA contracts both evolved as reflections of current practice. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 8
  9. 9. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N DESIGN Practice ... theory The article further stated, “architects have been using their computers for the past 25 years to automate drafting, which is a logical first step to introduce new technology in any profession. But, architects in the next 20 years will simulate buildings. This nuance presents the profession of architecture with its most incredible opportunity to define itself since architects stopped cutting cathedral stones 400 years ago and started drafting.” Integrated 3D CAD software (such as Graphisoft's ArchiCAD or Autodesk's Revit) introduce both opportunity and challenge into the traditional design practice bar chart. They impose additional effort early in 3D Based Traditional the process to develop 3D models and add design detail that paper Practice Practice sketches don't normally require. Architects are challenged to figure out how to finance or get paid for this extra effort. But, these efforts should more than pay off with reduced cost to produce CDs as well as greater accuracy and, hopefully, better architecture because more fee is reserved for the fun and creative part of the process. Looking back on my 8 years of practice (that's 54 dog years for the software industry) I see some interesting trends in how my own firm really operates using an intensely 3D-modeling based process. SCHEMATIC DESIGN DEV'T CD CA © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 9
  10. 10. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N DESIGN Practice ... theory We still identify four basic boxes of activities, but their relative proportions have changed. In reality, we begin all projects with A LOT of analysis. We built 3D as-built models of terrain and existing buildings, we download GIS data, perform sun studies, research products, and more. Next, the old line between schematic and Design Development is effectively gone in our firm. We might “declare” a schematic design phase complete if called for by our contract, but this is not an internal milestone marked by a change from one media or file to another. There is continuum of design from analysis to abstract to specific and detailed. CD's are still a distinct effort because this is represents paper output required for permits and constructions. This is an arcane reality that we will have to live with for many more years, but clearly the effort to produce these documents is drastically reduced because of both the added ANALYSIS DESIGN DOCUMENT MANY THINGS specificity of the 3D model and the thinking and problem solving required by our integrated 3D design process. Lastly, the phase we used to call contract administration still includes that , but we find ourselves to do more because we master the 3D model, including renderings for sales purposes, design changes, millwork, etc... © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 10
  11. 11. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N DESIGN Practice ... reality If we overlay our advancing design loops on the theoretical practice curve, naturally, the true complexity of being a practicing architect begins to reveal itself... ANALYSIS DESIGN DOCUMENT MANY THINGS © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 11
  12. 12. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N WHAT IS “ Integrated”? DATA •3D Model •Finished •Specs •CD's Rendering •T24 Docs •Visualization •Energy •Admin. docs •Schedules Analysis •Other Analysis KNOWLEDGE ALL PROJECT INFORMATION © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 12
  13. 13. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N SOME Projects Seven projects will illustrate some of the ways that our practice really practices integrated design. Private School Remodel San Francisco Bay House Oakland House Sonoma House Hillsborough House TCI Lane Ranch Community River Valley Ranch House © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 13
  14. 14. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N RAPID Remodel LYCÉE FRANÇAIS LA PÉROUSE DNM was the design architect and project manager for this school remodel. The building is a 1928 registered city landmark in San Francisco and former home of the Conservatory of Music. We had to get through Conditional Use Permits, Change of Occupancy, Landmark review and the fire department in a very short time. The budget was typically tight. There were no capital campaign or major donors to draw from. Moreover, because the school was growing so fast, it was already occupying part of the building with 6 elementary school classes while the project was going on. Because the school was growing and depending on the additional space for the upcoming school year, missing the deadline was NOT an option. Conversion of 44,000sf landmark to a middle/high school for 250+ étudiants for the Lyçée Français La Pérouse …in under eight months 18 months from acquisition to occupancy …on a tight budget No capital campaign …with children still inside Opened six 3rd - 5th grade classes for © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 2006/2007 year 14
  15. 15. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N IN THE Beginning... 3D As-built model is foundation for EVERYTHING. Four decades of drawings + field measurements Almost before the school even closed on the sale of the building, we started a large effort to collect and digitize four decades of drawings, make field measurements and build a robust 3D as-built model. This model unified all of the drawings sets into one place and served for both space analysis and as a communication tool for both parents and teachers. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 15
  16. 16. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N FIRST Schematics 3D views + linked schedules to track design vs. the program. We developed the first schemes immediately through modeling and were able to simultaneously show our ideas in 3D and track them against a very precise design program. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 16
  17. 17. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N ENVELOPE Analysis GOAL: Meet LEED Criteria TOOLS: ArchiCAD + Energy Pro The project was registered for LEED certification with the intention for LEED Gold. Budget and time constraints prevented going forward with LEED certification, but our analysis of the building envelope using Energy Pro concluded that the envelope would have passed this initial criteria. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 17
  18. 18. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N ACCESS TO VIEW Analysis GOAL: Meet LEED criteria TOOLS: ArchiCAD, Ecotect Another analysis for LEED using ArchiCAD and Ecotect showed that the building would meet the 90% threshold for view access. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 18
  19. 19. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N LIGHTING Analysis GOAL: Size and locate fixtures TOOLS: ArchiCAD, Ecotect, Radiance The electrical subcontract was design/build so DNM was effectively the lighting designer for the project. Ecotect and Radiance were used in the major spaces to analyze the natural light coming into the space and to assure that artificial light would be correctly located. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 19
  20. 20. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N LIGHTING Analysis GOAL: Size and locate fixtures TOOLS: ArchiCAD, Ecotect, Radiance The lighting analysis illustrated the areas in the library that needed artificial light and provided the verification that the specified fixtures would provide even light throughout. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 20
  21. 21. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N RESOURCE Center • Maintain project web site as a repository of all relevant information • Dominant formats: PDF & JPEG • Nearly instant behavior change across team • Information integration through the Internet While not directly a “green” feature, integration is critical across both the model and the team. DNM creates and maintains a project web site for every project from small remodels to large school projects. The web site is a repository for all of the information needed by the entire project team, and all of the information is typically provided in Jpeg and PDF formats, the lowest common denominator formats viewable by anyone with a computer. DNM does not share its BIM model with consultants, primarily because no one has ever expressed interest. DNM and its consultants regularly share DWG and PDF files, however, which serve as underlays for each others files. The obstacles to sharing BIM files are not primarily technical, but cultural and practical. Like DNM, all of its consultants want to completely master all of the information for which they are responsible, and this mastery comes primarily through authoring one's own files. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 21
  22. 22. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N THE Results • Project web site is repository of all relevant information • Dominant formats: PDF & JPEG • Nearly instant behavior change across team Thanks to Turner Construction Co., the project opened on time and on budget on September 4, 2007. All of the occupants, teachers, students and parents, remain very happy with the result. This harmony is remarkable for any academic institution, and even more so for a French academic institution. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 22
  23. 23. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N THE Results Meeting the deadline and budget are partial causes for this satisfaction, but the very early and persistent 3D visualization can also be credited because it helped the staff “visit” their new school long before it was complete. Because 3D images are a common language, everyone felt that they participated in the design of their department and felt additional ownership of the design when it finally opened. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 23
  24. 24. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N MODEL Lives On Use model for many purposes – Fundraising – Furniture layout and design – Future theatre renovation – Ongoing remodels and F.M. The 3D model lives on as a tool for fund raising projects, regular remodeling, furniture and millwork design and a planned theater renovation. The initial investment in the robust 3D model has completely paid off and will produce benefits for years to come. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 24
  25. 25. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N SOME Experiences Five projects will illustrate some of the ways that our practice really practices integrated design. • LFLP Private School Remodel • Walsh Residence Custom House • Tree Farm Solar Access Study • TCI Ranch Conceptual Modeling • River Valley Ranch Spec. House © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 25
  26. 26. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N SONOMA Home WALSH RESIDENCE New single level home + 2nd dwelling unit …great EAST facing views – Neighbors to north and south …on a tight budget – Comparable with purchase price of existing homes …with no air conditioning (!) – Incorporates ventilation and cool plenum strategies This house should begin construction in August 2008. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 26
  27. 27. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N SONOMA Home The three keys to the design were - controlling the East facing glass because capturing the view to the town of Sonoma was – understandably - a non-negotiable requirement from the client. - providing enough cross ventilation and other cooling strategies to preclude the need for air conditioning in this hot arid environment. - integrating ample solar panels for both electricity generation and hot water production into the architecture. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 27
  28. 28. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N SONOMA Home GOAL: Provide cross ventilation with fewest dead spots TOOLS: ArchiCAD, WinAir, Ecotect © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 28
  29. 29. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N SONOMA Home In addition to using cross ventilation strategies, the house sits on an insulated plenum using insulated concrete forms, or ICFs, with floor registers that can be adjusted to draw relatively cooler air through the plenum and into the house. The air is exhausted through operable clerestory windows above the living room. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 29
  30. 30. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N SONOMA Home It was obvious that the south facing unobstructed roofs would be the best place for solar collectors, but these analyses helped determine the size of the solar array and the budget. The roofs will hold both photo-voltaic and hot water collectors. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 30
  31. 31. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N SONOMA Home GOAL: Get it built! TOOLS:ArchiCAD & Artlantis Studio © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 31
  32. 32. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N HILLSBOROUGH Home This “virtual” house in Hillsborough, CA, is designed for a real family on a real piece of land for a real budget. The house should become real itself sometime in 2008, but its long birthing process from a mere gleam in its owners’ eyes to a fundamental part of their lives and portfolio, tells a story of the power of residential architecture – the perfect cocktail of self indulgent physical comfort, sensible long term investment, and immortality - to drive otherwise reasonable people to overcome unreasonable physical, emotional, financial and bureaucratic obstacles to build. Architecture’s seductive power is so pervasive it is banal, as more than one million new homes are built each year in the US and countless more are renovated or redecorated. Whether large, small or in motion from one to the other, every architectural voyage begins with an itch and piece of a dream. The persistent client will not stop at the builder’s pre-built home or the realtor’s fixer-upper, but will land at the door step or the inbox of an architect. The architect’s ultimate mission is to translate the client's dreams into functioning and elegant shape. “Functioning and elegant” are very broadly defined, however, to include obvious items like the arrangement of rooms and “prettiness,” to more elusive concepts such as functioning within the local legal framework through codes and regulations, and elegantly engaging physical properties like gravity (really important for architecture!), sun angles, and views. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 32
  33. 33. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N HILLSBOROUGH Home This particular house will be embedded in a north facing steep slope with views towards the San Francisco Bay. Its long shape respects the existing site contours and its low, broad, roof respects the height limits established by the town. Its major views are towards the north, but it also looks south to capture the sun’s heat passively through protected glass and provide ample cross ventilation. In response to the inherent expense of working on a steep slope and the town’s restrictions, the house will be partially pre-constructed in a factory with structural insulated panels (SIPS) that will be placed with a light crane in a faction of the time required for so-called conventional framing. The SIPS panels also save energy, use fewer materials and waste, and create a more tightly sealed and precisely built house. A lap pool on the south side of the house integrates with the interior space and extends the house’s living room into the south sunken garden. Consistent with his or her training, clients often abstractly convey their needs as problems of finance, schedule, process, lifestyle, and fulfillment. Architecture approaches all challenges, however, as physical problems of space, light and order. Although an architectural solution is not ultimately the best answer to every problem, an architectural approach can cast any problem in its unique three-dimensional light and provoke many alternative responses. Because the common denominator of all problems, be they financial, schedule, legal or physical, is some kind of building part, seemingly disparate problems can be integrated into single clear solutions that convey lasting meaning on many levels – precisely because they solve multiple problems simultaneously. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 33
  34. 34. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N HILLSBOROUGH Home More than the evident concrete nature of … well, concrete, architecture’s durability as an art in our culture and its capacity to seduce, inspire and obsess, comes from the never-sated satisfaction of drawing multiple meaning from a single shape. Buildings are perpetually re-written books. Architecture can simultaneously be equal parts of the past, the present and an aspiration of the future. A single building can silently evoke the glory of war, the bankruptcy of a society, the simple need for shelter, and the standard by which we measure and define ourselves, personally and collectively. At the personal level of the home, such as this home in Hillsborough, it can trace the arc of a successful family and leave a legacy for others to draw their own meanings … and hire their own architects. © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 34
  35. 35. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N SOME Experiences • LFLP Private School Remodel • Walsh Residence Custom House • Tree Farm Solar Access Study • TCI Ranch Conceptual Modeling • River Valley Ranch Spec. House © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 35
  36. 36. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N CONCEPT Development 89 home community in Colorado on the former TCI Lane Ranch. … Net Zero development – Photo Voltaic “solar farm” – Active and passive strategies … Wetland preservation – 28 acre conservation easement – Minimal footprint … “It's all about the land...” © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 36
  37. 37. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N CONCEPT Development Trees | Water | Earth | Sky © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 37
  38. 38. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N CONCEPT Development Low site impact Diverse community & architecture © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 38
  39. 39. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N CONCEPT Development © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 39
  40. 40. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N CONCEPT Development Fit models to site © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 40
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  42. 42. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N CONCEPT Development Develop green strategies and features. Anticipate off-site fabrication © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 42
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  44. 44. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N PROTO Spec Whole house exhaust Prototype spec. home in Colorado's River Valley Ranch Vertical thermal community. mass Controlled Sun Box to re-circulate air and natural light protect collectors... 2K PV system & 350 gallon HW system... Passive heating & Shared light & cross ventilation cooling... Calculated glazing, overhangs and mass... Cross Air filtering venting and whole house plants (IAQ) Harvested exhaust … Modular wood Construction... Adheres to strict green product spec... Radiant heated floor + mass Reduces waste © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 44
  45. 45. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N PROTO Spec Existing community with strict theme-based design standards Outstanding South-facing view towards Mt. Sopris © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 45
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  50. 50. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N PROTO Spec Everything is counted © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 50
  51. 51. N E W E X P R E S S I O N N E W P R O F E S S I O N PROTO Spec Details linked to, and stored with, CAD model © 2009 DNM Architect • REV: 06/26/09 51

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