The Wright family have been willing participants in the prototype active solar experiment that has been their home since 2001. Perhaps this is because the marriage of architecture and technology, which is the essence of Richard’s sustainable design philosophy, has been a notable success.
Although hot wired with sensors, automatic windows and fan it is a remarkably comfortable and easy care home plus studio for Aonui Architecture.
This was the first home to have a Solarhomes Ventpac Rockstar system for harvesting and storing solar heat in winter and exhausting surplus interior heat in summer. Smart management of windows means that the energy used in the building is approximately 1/400th of the cost of running a heat pump.