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Perilstein Residence

Perilstein Residence

May 14, 2010 | ,

Perilstein Residence, Bainbridge Island, WA. Construction completed in April, 2009. Landscaping completed July, 2010.

Located on the west side of Bainbridge Island, the Perilstein Residence is situated on a medium-bank waterfront parcel, overlooking the Olympic Mountains.  The house has been designed to maximize views from every room, with Clerestory windows adding abundant light.  Special materials include steel, concrete floors, fir trim, and tru-color cement fiberboard panels.  Read more ›

Coates Design Architects

The Roof at the Kids Discovery Museum is Growing on Us!

May 11, 2010 | ,

The new Kids Discovery Museum on Bainbridge Island has been designed to include a Living Roof. A living roof will naturally insulate a building, providing a natural barrier to heat gain or loss. Read more ›

First Friday Art Walk: Encore Viewing of Bainbridge Art Museum Design Concepts

First Friday Art Walk: Encore Viewing of Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Design Concepts

May 7, 2010 | , ,

Thanks to all who attended the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Open House on Monday, April 26th. If you missed the event or want to bring your friends, you still have a chance to view – and comment – on Design Concept Sketches for the new Art Museum! Read more ›

Kid’s Discovery Museum opens June 5th!

Kid’s Discovery Museum opens June 5th!

May 5, 2010 | ,

The Kid’s Discovery Museum, aka “KidiMu” is complete and will be open to the public on June 5th! This project, and all of Island Gateway, is designed by Coates Design Architects. Read more ›

LEED Platinum certified home by Bainbridge Island Architects, Coates Design

How much does it cost? FREE Sustainability!

April 30, 2010 |

How much does it cost to build a sustainable home? This is a question that we get all the time. The answer is of course, “it depends”. Read more ›

3D Concept Sketches on Display at Island Gateway Discovery Center

3D Concept Sketches on Display at Island Gateway Discovery Center

April 28, 2010 |

Did you miss the Bainbridge Art Museum Open House? You still have a chance to view – and comment – on Design Concept Sketches for the new Art Museum! Read more ›

Bainbridge Art Museum Open House

Bainbridge Art Museum Open House

April 27, 2010 |

The Bainbridge Art Museum Open House was a huge success! Matthew Coates and team presented 3D concept sketches of the proposed Bainbridge Art Museum structure on April 26 at Bainbridge Performing Arts.  Read more ›

Cradle to Cradle – Sustainable Design Competition

Cradle to Cradle – Sustainable Design Competition

February 26, 2010 | ,

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LEED Platinum certified home by Bainbridge Island Architects, Coates Design

Ellis Residence Featured on Bainbridge Island TV

December 14, 2009 | ,

The greenest home in Bainbridge gets one step closer to Platinum LEED status thanks to Coates Design Architects. Justin Helmbrecht explains how the vegetated roof helps reduce rainwater runoff while also providing a garden area escape.

 

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Open House #4

Open House #4

December 11, 2009 |

The Ellis’ are holding their final open house before they move onto their new home. Please join us to see the Ellis Residence at substantial completion. Read more ›

The Roof Is Alive! ...with vegetation.

The Roof Is Alive! …with vegetation.

November 25, 2009 |

1300 square feet of the lower roof of the residence is covered in a pre-planted vegetated roofing system. The system consists of 3′ x3′ panels with pre-grown, drought tolerant sedums laid in a grid to form a cohesive surface of vegetation. Read more ›

Mechanical Mini-series: Photovoltaics

Mechanical Mini-series: Photovoltaics

November 23, 2009 | ,

These Seattle Architects had the opportunity to climb up on the roof of the Ellis Residence to film the installation of the 20 panel, 4 kw photovoltaic system which will supply about 40% of the power to the residence. Read more ›

Mechanical Mini-Series: Solar Hot Water

Mechanical Mini-Series: Solar Hot Water

November 19, 2009 | ,

Two 4’x8′ solar hot water flat plates have been installed on the lower, south-facing roof of the Ellis Residence. These two panels will collect heat from the rays of the sun to help supplement the domestic hot water supply throughout the year. Read more ›

Mechanical Systems Mini-Series: Heat Recovery Ventilator

Mechanical Mini-series: Heat Recovery Ventilator

October 27, 2009 | ,

Our first look into the Ellis Residence mechanical systems begins with the heat recovery ventilator(HRV). The main function of the HRV is to provide an energy efficient way to bring fresh, filtered air into the house while exhausting stale and contaminated air. Read more ›

Mechanical Systems Mini-Series: Heat Recovery Ventilator

Mechanical Systems Mini-series

October 22, 2009 | ,

We are going to start a mini-series dedicated to the various mechanical systems that have been installed in the Ellis Residence. During the next few weeks check in to learn more information about each individual system that has been utilized in a home targeted with the goal of LEED for Homes Platinum. Read more ›

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