Bright Built Barn

 

Rockport, Maine

 

USGBC LEED for Homes 2009 Innovative Project of the Year

LEED Platinum Certified

Treehugger.com’s 2008 Best Single Family Project

 

Building: Kaplan Thompson Architects

 

Site Planning / Landscape Design

 

Bright Built Barn was a cross-disciplinary collaboration to design and build an ecologically sustainable, pre-fabricated small building with net zero carbon emissions. AKD worked closely with client, architect and builder throughout the project, ensuring a well-coordinated construction staging and planning process that minimized damage to the existing, beautiful native Maine landscape. AKD developed a post-construction landscape restoration plan, re-establishing the original plant community and adding new native species to increase biodiversity and food reserves for local animal and insect populations.

EXISTING LANDSCAPE - BLUEBERRY-LICHEN BARREN WITH GRAY BIRCH

SITE RESTORATION USING LANDFORM GRADING, NATIVE SHRUBS AND BLUEBERRY SOD

FINAL GRADING WITHIN A CONSTRAINED CONSTRUCTION FOOTPRINT

BARRENS RE-ESTABLISHED, FIRST YEAR

 

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