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  • Live-Work House

    Live-Work House

    A modern take on the suburban cul-de-sac, this new home in Holladay Utah is a simple response to the site and the owners weekly and monthly routines. The home's plan hinges to hug the arc of the street, which orients the more transparent rear of the house towards the dining terrace and vegetable gardens. The owners home office loft is the crowning jewel of the large open first floor, providing copious natural light and views of the mountains to the east and west. Construction in spring 2015.


  • 9&K House

    9&K House

    Designed for David Vitek Parkners (dvpcre.com), this new home located in the Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City is a perfect balance of tasteful modernism and neighborhood compatibility.


  • Ruby House, Avenues Historic District

    Ruby House, Avenues Historic District

    The first Certified Passive House in Salt Lake City and the second in the state of Utah. It's architectural design respects the historic context and the planet, while still reflecting the unique vision and tastes of the owners, who wanted a modern, yet down-to-earth passive energy building. This modern gem of the Avenues neighborhood was completed in 2011 and with the addition of a 4 kilowatt solar array in 2014 has become truly a zero impact dwelling.


  • King Residence, Salt Lake City

    King Residence, Salt Lake City

    Built in 2007 and located in the Liberty Park area of Salt Lake City, this building identifies with its one-story neighbors with a passive solar living room that interfaces directly with the street, but continues back with a comfortable, spacious and private retreat opening up on to the back garden. Credits--Architect: Brach Design. Associate Designer: H Space. Interior designer: Kilter Design. Builder: H Space.


  • 9th & 9th

    9th & 9th

    Located in Salt Lake City's 9th&9th neighborhood, this new custom home marries energy efficiency with thoughtful design, while maintaining a scale that is respectful of this dense urban neighborhood. Builder/developer: domainslc.com


  • 4th Ave House, Salt Lake

    4th Ave House, Salt Lake

    This project was a gut rehab and addition to traditional wood frame home in the Avenues Historic District of Salt Lake City. Brach Design was an associate designer and cabinet maker on this project, which was led by H Space Design Build.


  • Breezeway House, Millcreek Township

    Breezeway House, Millcreek Township

    Completed in 2009, this home was the first Cerified Passive House in the western United States and one of the first ten in North America, which means that is was designed and built to conform to what is generally considered the most stringent energy efficiency standard in the world. Passive Houses achieve incredibly low levels of energy consumption through a rigorous integrated design and planning process that optimizes air tightness, super insulation, passive solar gains, super efficient windows, summertime shading, and heat recovery fresh air ventilation.


  • Zevon, Alta Utah

    Zevon, Alta Utah

    We designed this home for a unique and extremely active family of four, who are year-round residents of Alta. It is the first building in the canyons to achieve LEED Gold status, and thanks to the passive house design, the winter heating bills are more akin to what one would expect of a house in St. George.


  • Summit Park House

    Summit Park House

    A New home for a family of four located in Summit Park. Credits: Interior Design by Riley Ridd Interior Design


  • Ricks Residence, Provo Utah

    Ricks Residence, Provo Utah

    This home was designed for music composer and his wife and and two children on a narrow piece of land in an existing 1950s neighborhood that had been overlooked by developers and real estate agents. The core elements of the home are the main level living spaces, which focus on the sun for wintertime passive heating, and the lush green grass and maple trees that are incorporated into the home in summer.


  • Sherman Avenue House, SLC

    Sherman Avenue House, SLC

    This was nothing less than the complete transformation of what was literally a tumble-down shack in the Sugarhouse neighborhood to a beautiful, modern, energy efficient, and seismically solid home. The constraints and limitations of a tiny footprint and a 25-foot wide lot were overcome with the combination of natural light, well-chosen textures and materials, and a clean thoughtful organization of space. Contactor: www.domainslc.com


  • Anastasion Residence, Salt Lake City

    Anastasion Residence, Salt Lake City

    A new home on a postage stamp-sized lot in the Liberty Park neighborhood of Salt Lake City. Credits: Architect: Brach Design. Associate Designer: H Space. Interior Design: Imbue design.


  • "I" Street Renovation and Addition

    "I" Street Renovation and Addition

    Addition and energy efficiency retrofit of a 1950s home in the upper Avenues district of Salt Lake City.


  • YW House

    YW House

    Deep energy retrofit and passive solar kitchen addition to a 1940s brick saltbox in the Canyon Rim Area of Salt Lake County. Exterior insulation increased the R value of the walls from R2 to R16, so that the massive brick walls keep the house cool in summer and warm in winter instead of the other way around.


  • Campbell Residence, Chicago IL

    Campbell Residence, Chicago IL

    Completed in 1998 in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, this modern industrial loft was meticulously carved out of the shell of a typical brick 1922 Chicago working class duplex. This single family home was designed for the owners of Websters Wine Bar, Chicago's premier home for wine aficionados.


  • Rosecrest House, Salt Lake City

    Rosecrest House, Salt Lake City

    This home is scheduled for construction on Rosecrest Avenue in SLC in the Spring of 2015. Nondescript, simple and minimal from the street, the home opens up dramatically as it cascades down towards Red Butte Creek in Salt Lake City, taking advantage of the lush green habitat that surrounds this riparian corridor. Contractor: domainslc.com


  • modern bungalow, Salt Lake City

    modern bungalow, Salt Lake City

    Designed as a spec house in the Liberty Park neighborhood of Salt Lake in early 2006, this total gut renovation and addition juxtaposes a simple modern passive solar form with the shell of a traditional SLC bungalow. Credits: Architect: Brach Design. Associate Designer: H Space. Interior Design: Imbue Design. Contractor: H Space.


  • 5 Elements House, Salt Lake City

    5 Elements House, Salt Lake City

    This super efficient and comfortable modern passive home endeavors to embody the spirit of the owner, and their interest in the 5 phases used for describing the interactions and relationships between phenomena: earth, metal, water, fire, and wood.


  • Avenues Solar Duplex, Salt Lake City

    Avenues Solar Duplex, Salt Lake City


  • Louise Ave House, Canyon Rim SLC

    Louise Ave House, Canyon Rim SLC


  • Claybourne

    Claybourne


  • Loft Stair, Chicago IL

    Loft Stair, Chicago IL


  • Maple Kitchen, Minneapolis MN

    Maple Kitchen, Minneapolis MN


  • Tooele Passive Farmhouse

    Tooele Passive Farmhouse