Following the New Year, work immediately picked up where it left off for the design of a sustainable residence in Kansas City, Kansas. The design makes us enthusiastic to demolish a magazine building from the Sunflower Ammunition Plant and use the reclaimed material as a showcase for reclaimed lumber. The reuse of which highlights our initiative to lead sustainable construction practices.
Studio804 strives to lead the industry in terms of sustainability. We plan for active systems to be integrated throughout the building, including grey water recycling, solar panels, wind turbines, and geothermal heating and cooling. It is our ambition for the residence to be certified the first LEED for Homes Platinum building in the state of Kansas. It is also our goal for it to be the first home in Wyandotte County to utilize renewable energy sources. The increasing concern for our environment allows us as young architects to be an agent of social change and an advocate for ecological thinking.