Rockhill Doubleheader: This month we explore the latest handiwork by the students of Dan Rockhill's Studio 804
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In addition to heading his firm Rockhill + Associates, Dan Rockhill runs Studio 804, an optional design-build studio for students completing their M.Arch degrees at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Planning. In last month’s Best Green Houses column, Rockhill discussed minimizing a building’s exposure to the northerly winds that whip through the Midwest in wintertime, applying only enough voids to permit natural ventilation. He added, “Eliminating north-facing windows altogether and having operable skylights is another thing to do.” You may also recall Rockhill’s admission that budgets on Rockhill + Associates’ single-family homes have precluded using active sustainable technologies.
Studio 804, however, recently attempted both moves. The result is 3716 Springfield, a home in the 1920s-era Rosedale neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas…
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