Christopher Rose Architects is happy to be listed among some of the top residential architectural firms in the country in the Best Beach Architects. The article features a home where we made a contemporary interpretation of the traditional southern home it is on the ocean at Kiawah Island, SC. Koenig Homes LLC was the general contractor for the project. See the link below.
We are proud to announce that today is the twelfth anniversary that Carol Jordan, Associate AIA, LEEP AP has been with our firm. She has been the Studio Manager for the last two years. Thank you again Carol for all that you have done for Chris Rose Architects and our clients. Her attention to detail and project management skills are just a few of her talents.
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The Guest House is shaping up nicely at the Kendall Residence we designed oceanfront at 22 Flyway Drive. Moffly Construction is the contractor on this project and John Tarkany is the landscape architect. These Palladian windows by Henselstone frame the … Continue reading
Charles and his wife and collaborator Ray Eames are considered one of the most important American designers of the 20th Century. The Eames chair (pictured here) is a classic design that is still popular and in production. He made modernism acceptable to non-elite Americans. His driving principal was a life made better through design and technology.
This Earth Day I would like to showcase how our firm has embraced green technology for many years not just when it became popular. These strategies are not only cost effective but energy efficient over the life of the home.
On the large ocean front home we designed at 45 Surfsong these shots show how we incorporated active PV (photo voltaic solar panels) into the roof of this home. Since this home is ocean front and doesn’t have large trees blocking the sunlight, we were able to create enough roof space to generate electricity for approximately 40% of the home through sunlight. A parapet shields the edges of the panels from view from the ground. We recessed some additional panels into the copper roof.
This system cost about the same as nice residential appliance package we have provided solar energy. At present, solar panels are dropping in cost, as with most technology so being green doesn’t necessary raise the cost of a home.
One of our clients Kim-Marie Evans who we designed a home for at 317 Tom Watson Lane in Cassique on Kiawah travels for her blog. www.luxurytravelmom.com Here is a shot of her in Dubai on a current trip. Her blog gives a realistic and very helpful insight on traveling with kids. Keep sending us the digital postcards Kim-Marie, enjoy traveling vicariously with you.