The Simpatico Prototype Home is a two-story residence designed for a narrow lot in an established urban neighborhood. The home is to be the prototype home for a prefab homebuilding company and the full-time residence of the company's founder.
The house will showcase the potential and flexibility of the “semi-custom” modular Simpatico System. From the outset the home was designed to be prefabricated as a modular structure. This process allows for the site work to be executed concurrently with the factory fabrication, reducing both time and cost. The completed modular components are then shipped to the site and set on the foundation in a single day.
The passive solar design creates strong visual interest, harnesses tremendous natural daylighting and takes advantage of 360 degree panoramic views of San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley from the roof deck. This net zero energy home is seeking a LEED Platinum rating, the highest available.
Material Used :
1. Concrete countertops
2. Masonry Units
3. Metal railings
Product: Cable Connection, Inc. OR xx
Systems: Stainless steel wire rope cable rail system.
4. Architectural Woodwork
Plywood: Jaycore and Kaycore veneer-core hardwood plywood
5. Metal Panels
6. Building Insulation
7. Exterior wall cladding (Wood veneer panel)
8. Built-Up Bituminous Roofing
9. Thermoplastic Membrane Roofing
10. Sectional Overhead Doors
11. Metal Framed Skylights
12. Metal Windows
Product: Paramount Aluminum Company, AlumaTherm series windows, thermally-enhanced aluminum window and door systems.
15. Gypsum Board
16. Ceramic Tile
17. Special Wall Surfaces (Wood ceiling panel)
18. Grilles and Screens
Systems: Wire space frame, modular, trellis system
19. Toilet and Bath Accessories
20. Residential Appliances
a. Product: Bosch
21. Roller Shades
22. Photovoltaic Collectors
23. Plumbing fixtures
24. Interior Lighting