HACIENDA JA JA
Alamo Heights, TX
Nestled beneath the canopy of the live oaks, the scale of the home makes it a natural partner with its neighbors, and the porches allow the residents to engage with activity on the street.
Carefully sited to preserve and to protect the live oaks, to promote cross ventilation and to maximize natural daylighting, the home is also designed to avoid solar thermal gain during the summer and capture passive solar heating during the winter. Rainwater is collected from the roofs and stored in a below ground tank; during most of the year, captured rain water will supplant domestic water for all landscape irrigation needs.
Certified LEED Platinum.