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My old stomping ground – Excellent PGH work

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This is very close to my first professional office out of school, and makes me want to return to see the other changes to South Side. Wouldn’t be too bad to take in a Steeler playoff game, either.

This from inhabitat.com – http://inhabitat.com/modern-biophilic-sunroom-heats-a-19th-century-pittsburgh-house/

Studio d’ARC, Pittsburg green building, pittsburg green house, biophillic garden, urban green house, rooftop greenhouse, passive solar heating,heat urban snorkel, erv, Energy Recovery Ventilator

Studio d’ARC, Pittsburg green building, pittsburg green house, biophillic garden, urban green house, rooftop greenhouse, passive solar heating,heat urban snorkel, erv, Energy Recovery Ventilator

This nifty greenhouse and sun room sits atop a 19th century row house in the South Side Flats of Downtown Pittsburgh. While the sawtooth roof may look contemporary, studio d’ARC actually borrowed the profile from the building’s original greenhouse erected in the ‘70s. The design has lost no punch as it contrasts with the dark factory brick homes of a century ago. Using passive heating the project also helps warm the lower flats — like the original design, but with new efficient equipment that also pumps fresh air into the building. Tenants are given much-needed space to garden and can hang out on the sun deck while taking in the city views and sun rays.

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