A two-story addition to a two-story single family residence in Chicago.  The design makes available south passive solar heating using the existing brick wall as the heat storage mass.  The space is used as an extension of the present dining room and a greenhouse with a powder room at the first floor.

An image of the whirlpool set in the greenhouse.  The ladder brings the owner up to midlevel garden to care for the planting.  A pellet stove provides backup heating when necessary.  The addition is not built as of yet.


First Floor Plan

Upper Level Floor Plan

Copyright Howard Alan 2005