2020 Matsumoto Prize Jury Award Winner
Open, uncluttered spaces filled with natural light, panoramic views, and easy access to the outdoors... Clean lines, clear volumes, and sensual materials in their natural form... The knowledge that you’re conserving energy and natural resources and reducing costs...
That’s the kind of environment that just makes you feel good about life.
We place so much emphasis on how our homes and work spaces look, but how they make us feel is just as important, don’t you think? Our living environment should be warm and comfortable and nourish who we are. It should be our sanctuary that shields us from stress. And it should provide us with space for socializing with family and friends when we want to or retreating to privacy when we need to. Similarly, our workspaces should inspire us, energize us, and give us something restful to consider or contemplate (a beautiful view, perhaps) when we need to pause and think.
Everyone deserves good spaces derived from good ideas. Modern, energy-efficient design provides all the good ideas you can imagine, whether you’re building from the ground up or renovating an existing structure.
That’s why award winning architect Arielle Condoret Schechter, Architect, PLLC, AIA, designs Modern, energy-efficient homes -- from her tiny, 400 to 1500-square-foot Micropolis® houses to luxurious 6000-square-foot family homes and compounds -- as well as other buildings of all types and sizes in the "Triangle" region (Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Carrboro and Pittsboro) and throughout North Carolina from the mountains to the coast. Prominent among her residential designs are are Net Zero/Net Positive Passive houses with data and certifications that prove their success at providing as much or more energy than the houses require, large or small.
Now that’s a good idea!