Ted Cushman, of The Journal of Light Construction, contacted Treehouse Design in search of a news worthy mechanical system and we happened to be working on a system of which peaked his interest. He has been tracking the progress of a recent project of which has three, 500 foot, geothermal wells integrated with a new ducted HVAC system. The system draws all of its heating and cooling needs from the ground loops and has an electrical backup for only the most extreme temperatures. Read more…..
Treehouse Design, Inc., and Maritime Gloucester are making news with design ideas for the rework of the current museum and learning spaces. The site is uniquely positioned at the crossroad where Gloucester’s rich and historic industrial infrastructure meets the public access to the harbor. Immediate project goals are to increase the size and scope of the marine aquarium, improve and expand the visitor center, and update the Stellwagen Marine Sanctuary exhibit. Long term plans also include the expansion of the gift shop, a new observation tower with views to the harbor, and a restaurant with harbor views.
The biggest design challenge will be to provide a framework for future growth that allows and encourages this extraordinary group to continue to evolve through experimentation and discovery. Maritime Gloucester serves as a catalyst,
Treehouse Design is constructing a high efficiency panelized home with a twist of modern vernacular. We’ve partnered with Bensonwood homes of Walpole, NH for the production and installation of the weather tight shell. The home consists of 12” thick super insulated panels and will be erected in a matter of a week with the use of a 55 ton crane and team of 6 men. Fabricated under controlled interior conditions, this home is of the highest quality of craft and construction. The high efficiency HVAC system, which is fueled with no fossil fuels and supplemented mostly with the solar panels on the roof, coupled with the super insulated walls and roof top solar panels means the home’s energy use will be sustainable into the future. Our goal is to blend the New England coastal vernacular with a warm, creative and modern touch. Video…