In Support of The BLOCK Project

In Support of The BLOCK Project

The BLOCK Project represents an innovative leap forward on the issues of homelessness, cross-class integration, social inclusion, and architectural design. The BLOCK Project invites the greater community to take on the task of ending homelessness by placing a BLOCK Home in the backyard of one single-family lot on every residential-zoned block within the City of Seattle. Each 125 sq ft home is beautifully designed to be off-grid, self-sufficient, and amenity-rich. We are proud to be partnering with Ducoterra to supply our Infrared Radiant Ceiling Panels to heat the block homes. Plus they are all powered by solar panels supplied by our friends at West Seattle Electric and Solar
The BLOCK Project concept was created by BLOCK Architects in 2016. Rex Hohlbein and Jenn LaFreniere designed the BLOCK Homes with the goal of setting a new precedent in housing solutions for people experiencing homelessness. In 2017, BLOCK Architects enlisted Facing Homelessness to take ownership of the BLOCK Project and bring it to the community. Facing Homelessness is a 501(c)(3) organization building a new awareness about our relationship to those experiencing homelessness. 
NorthWest Green Home Tour: April 29-30

NorthWest Green Home Tour: April 29-30

Join us!

Saturday April 29, 2017 | Westwood Addition at 9323 31st Place SW

11am – 5pm | FREE TICKETS

This Westwood Addition by LD Arch Design, transformed a typical one-story war-box home into one that is intriguing, yet approachable with modern, super-functional design for an expanding family. The project consisted of adding a second story with a master bedroom and bath, a family sized porch, and a kitchen refresh. Features include Infrared Radiant Ceiling Panels and many other DEEP GREEN solutions for healthy indoor air quality and minimal impact on the planet.

The homeowners had an existing single-head ductless heat pump that was re-used to heat the main space, but they didn’t want to spend the extra money to add a second head for the upstairs. Infrared radiant ceiling panels installed in the master bedroom and bathroom were the perfect solution. They were installed in the areas where the DHP would be less effective, providing a super-efficient and cozy heating system for the entire home.

 

Low-profile and out of the way, radiant ceiling panels also seamlessly complemented the exquisite design by Parie Hines (LD Arch Design) to create a warm, bright, and welcoming master suite.

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The tour will also feature Model Remodel‘s Columbia City Backyard Cottage heated with Infrared Radiant Ceiling Panels. It was designed by Sheri Newbold of Live-Work-Play Architecture to maximize low-cost, efficient solutions. RCPs provide efficient, cozy heat throughout the compact space from a simple and aesthetically pleasing source. Read more about the project here.

Saturday April 29, 2017 | 4720 S Dawson St | 11am – 5pm 
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Infrared Radiant Ceiling Panels are also featured at Molly’s Pocket Mansion! This 800sf  DADU was designed and built by  S.A.G.E. Designs NW and LastingNest to maximize ease of living, natural lighting, and quiet in the space.
Saturday April 29, 2017 | 11am – 5pm | 2608 46th Ave SW

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You’ll have another chance to see Radiant Ceiling Panels in action at the Frelard Net Zero Ready House on Sunday, April 30th. Built by Abode Builders, this project showcases how RCP’s can complement your net zero goals! Read more here.
Sunday April 30, 2017 | 355 NW 46th St
11am – 5pm | FREE TICKETS

See you there!

Radiant Ceiling Panels in Built Green Backyard Cottage

Radiant Ceiling Panels in Built Green Backyard Cottage

photo: Cindy Apple Photography

This Backyard Cottage in Columbia City was designed by Sheri Newbold of Live-Work-Play Architecture and to maximize low-cost, efficient solutions. Built by Model Remodel, the project consists of a studio apartment with a deck situated above a new garage. The structure achieved a Built Green 4-Star rating and exceeds the required 20% energy savings compared to 2012 Washington State Energy Code.

Infrared Radiant Ceiling Panels were installed to provide efficient, cozy heat throughout the space from an aesthetically pleasing source. The panels warm people and objects in the rooms quickly, while also providing effective zone control.

This project also took advantage of rainwater catchment, moisture protection, and recycled materials! You can read the full case study from Built Green here and check out more photos from Model Remodel here.