October 3, 2023

Charlotte Becomes First Name in Passive House

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“Given the distinct aesthetics of the block and the neighborhood’s penchant for historic preservation, BKSK recognized that the project needed to firmly align with the context of its surroundings, as evidenced by the building’s fenestration pattern and brickwork. The team took inspiration not only from the immediate block, but from the surrounding historical district. As Poisson says, “That really inspired us to create a façade that was worthy of the district, that contributed to this district, and lent itself to the Passive House ideals.” This homage to the area was appreciated by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Committee (LPC), Poisson says. “They share our happiness with this building. We really feel it’s a triumph for this district,” he adds.”