Tree House in Bethesda, Maryland

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Tree House in Bethesda, Maryland

Real Estate Development, MD, USA – design by Gardner Architects LLC

Dec 5, 2017

Tree House, Bethesda

Design: Gardner Architects LLC

Location: Bethesda in Maryland, USA

Tree House in Bethesda

Tree House in Bethesda

By contrast the design approach for this project integrates analysis of typical characteristics of construction vis-a-vis the era of construction, building-site relationships, and sustainable strategies in order to join competing interests, save the building and preserve its role in the community.

Tree House in Bethesda

Tree House in Bethesda

This house, built in the 1960s, faces south on a wooded lot in Bethesda, Mary- land. The house had limited and lifeless connections to its site, and a dearth of habitable spaces that adjoined the landscape.

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With excessive energy consumption, poor construction characteristic of its era compounded by considerable deterioration as the baseline condition in which we found the home, the house then suffered a major blow–burst pipes rendered the house uninhabitable. This last event prompted the owners to either raze or resuscitate their home.

Tree House in Bethesda

Tree House in Bethesda

We implemented passive approaches for daylight and ventilation, a new vapor-managed building envelope, a state-of-the art insulation strategy, and updated high-efficiency mechanical systems.

Tree House in Bethesda

Tree House in Bethesda

We stewarded the development of a masterplan that manages stormwater, creates habitat for indigenous species, and selectively embraces trees thereby preserving the quality of the community. Our strategy saved the existing building, preserve the site and the existing trees contributed to the preservation of the neighborhood history.

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The renovated home includes 25% increased fenestration with glazing type and area tuned towards exposure, and a new building envelope achieving a 35% improvement over the new International Green Construction Code code baseline.

Tree House in Bethesda

Tree House in Bethesda

Bringing in daylight and natural cross ventilation, the new design maximizes the benefits of available sun in winter and abundant shade in summer provided by the wooded context while retaining the tie between house and site that inspired the original design.

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Tree House in Bethesda

Tree House Bethesda – Building Information

Project size: 2500 ft2
Site size: 15000 ft2
Completion date: 2017
Building levels: 3
Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Assoc PLLC
Kitchen design: Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath

Tree House in Bethesda

Photography: Jim Tetro

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