Passive Project: Final Exterior Pictures

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The Passive Project has been finished for a little while now, but we took our time getting really nice exterior pictures from Sam Oberter, our go-to guy for awesome photos. I particularly like the way he used the owners of the homes in the evening exterior shots. They are a little artistically blurred out, but it’s definitely them.

Check out the pics and let us know what you think.

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Questions and compliments are welcome in the comments. We’ll take criticism as well, but it better be constructive.

6 Comments

  1. A House and Home says:

    It’s definitely a new look for the neighborhood! I like the green and the blue accent colors you chose for the exterior. I assume there aren’t a lot of windows to make it more energy efficient? I feel like that it must not have a lot of natural light inside?

  2. mike eliason says:

    wow, those first 2 photos remind me a little of san diego. it’s gotta be the light… cos i can’t think of any ‘hood there as awesomely dense as this.

    it looks great, guys. a couple thoughts/questions:
    1. is that edge trim steel or fiber cement board, and if it is latter – how do you think it will hold up to abuse?
    2. the facade looks a little too rigid, i think it would look a little better w/ some play on the windows, and the symmetry might look better if the building was on-axis with the street: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_16KqnUBVt4E/RpQAwaoi2TI/AAAAAAAABNY/n0wSUpaU-NY/s400/boyd2.jpg
    3. did you guys achieve PH, and if not – how close were these? would you ‘rinse and repeat’?
    4. at first, i thought the color wouldn’t look too good. i like how the green wraps the corner, and maybe if the blue house had the accents on the wider (right) side, it would look a little better. did you guys play with this at all?
    5. i realize it’s a photog thing, but there are these funky white lines on the bottom right corner of all the photos that really detract from the purity of the images :)

  3. Nic Darling says:

    These homes actually have quite a bit of natural light due to the open floor plan. The day-lighting is certainly much better than any other Philly row home I’ve been in. I will say that we are a little disappointed in the visual transmittance of the Serious windows we used but we are still pleased with the overall effect.

  4. Michael Go says:

    Hi Nic

    May i know what is the exterior facade of the Passive Project made of? Are they composite panels of some sort? Thanks

  5. Chad Ludeman says:

    Hi Michael – The panels are made of fiber cement from Certainteed. They come with a 50 year warranty. We purchased the primed panels and painted them custom colors with a high grade exterior paint from Sherwin Williams that was recommended for this material.

  6. Michael Go says:

    Hi Chad! Thanks for your reply! Im from the Philippines by the way and looking to bring affordable green homes for the people here! More power to you!

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