Merit Award - Custom Home / 3,000 to 5,000 Square Feet GREENville House, Greenville, N.C. Tonic Design, Raleigh, N.C. This LEED Silver-rated North Carolina house takes a contemporary approach to integrating architecture and sustainability. Aluminum rooftop “trays” provide integrated mounting for photovoltaic and solar thermal panels, turning down at the roof's edge to shade the windows. The house's low-maintenance shell combines brick-, red cedar-, and zinc-clad forms in an interlocking composition.
Long, narrow wings pinwheel out from the house's two-story core, maximizing the exposure of windows and rooftop solar panels.
The house's two-story open-plan core provides natural light and outdoor views in all four directions.