The innovative architecture of this house uses HVAC ductwork as a décor element. That’s innovative, no question. Normally more suited to an urban loft, it works well in this slope home. Designed by McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, the home is in Asheville, NC. A lot of openness between rooms and high ceilings create the feeling of space you need to display HVAC as décor. Painting it orange was brilliant – it gets our attention, yet doesn’t overwhelm, while still providing a slightly industrial touch. And the natural light is very important to the whole spacious feeling. The house was built using sustainable features such as a geothermal heat pump, hydronic in-floor heating, highly insulated exterior walls and roof, Solarban glazing, and fluorescent lighting. A very environmentally responsible modern house, with a few eccentric touches. Like orange HVVAC ductwork.
Photos: Kevin Meechan