SENTIENT live edge dining table

Casa Familia by Kevin deFreitas

Architect Kevin deFreitas has designed a home for his family in San Diego, California.

Full description after the photos….

A reinterpretation of quintessential Southern Californian courtyard houses; this is a modestly sized home that lives much bigger than it really is by thoughtfully opening up to, and engaging the landscape and wonderfully temperate coastal climate. It is a home that simultaneously looking towards the future (technologically feature rich), while remembering the low-tech comfort strategies of the past, a time before air conditioning and forced air units existed.

The goal of this project was to design and construct a highly efficient home that would employ passive and active strategies to significantly reduce energy, water, and resource consumption all while delivering a modern, comfortable and livable home for a young family of six.

Through concerted research, experimentation and a good measure of faith, the house proved a success consuming 65% less electricity than state mandated standards, and 55% less water than homes of comparable size without sacrificing comfort or aesthetics. From an architectural standpoint it was important to dispel the common public misperception that efficiency and conservation has to look “hippie” or alternative.

Like the song says, “it’s not easy being green,” but it likewise is not difficult either, and the ramifications for future generations are enormous.


Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>
alireza yavari portfolio alireza yavari ecommerce resources alireza yavari ecommerce newsletter alireza yavari ecommerce blog alireza yavari qusations and answers alireza yavari raika design calligraphy

Log in
(Not a member?)
Sign up now

Alireza Yavari

About Me
My Resume
Ongoing Projects


Design Portfolio
Website Templates
Internet Graphics
Package design
Flash and Animations
E-Commerce Website
Modern Calligraphy
Furniture & Interior design


Join the free
E-Commerce Newsletter

Learn E-Commerce
E-commrce Blog
Videos & Images
Useful Resources
Quastions & Answers

Leisure & Fun
My Reading
My Watching
My Favoraite Websites
My Photos

Contact Me

Be my friend


alireza yavari designer ecommerce specialist  Web Graphic Designer E-commerce Specialist Web Strategist Today's Design in a Glance The Art of Running an Internet Business, Web Design and Development, Internet Marketing Win a Free Extreme Website Makeover, AAA E-Commerce Solutions LLC, Design and Developpment of Websites, Web Marketing Planning