Brick House with Observatory

Create a modern home that incorporates an observatory, solar panels and rainwater collection. The clients have a painting and outdoor sculpture collection that the interiors are to be built around.

The house needed to be located facing south for the solar panels and also to follow the ecliptic of the planets.  At the same time the interior art had to be protected from the sun.

The house was oriented towards the south with balconies and landscaping, providing shading for the art work within. An outdoor sculpture garden was created on the East side of the house. Rain water collection vaults were installed within the basement of the house. The solar panels create the necessary electricity to pump the water for landscaping and interior gray water usage.