Z6 House

Santa Monica, CA

Project Details

Architect Name: Ray Kappe, FAIA
New Construction: Yes
Date Built: 08/01/2006
Building Type: single-family residential
City: Santa Monica
State: California
Country: USA
Square Footage: 2480

Green or Sustainable Features:

A commitment to minimizing the project's ecological footprint informed all aspects of the home's design. The project team used the phrase "six zeroes" to describe the goals of the project: zero waste, zero energy, zero water, zero carbon, zero emissions, and zero ignorance.

The design maximizes the opportunities of the mild, marine climate with a passive cooling strategy using cross-ventilation and a thermal chimney. A 2.4-kilowatt photovoltaic array and a solar hot-water collector take advantage of the sunny location, as does the daylighting strategy for the interior.

To create flexible interior spaces, all bedrooms have moveable wall partitions that can be opened to common areas for more space. Large exterior doors and large expanses of glass connect the inside to the outside, allowing the living space to expand to the outdoors.

Other Features:

Rating: LEED for Homes v1 --Level: Platinum


  • COTE Top Ten Green Projects 2007
Z6 House: Site Plan

Z6 House: Site Plan

Photographer: LivingHomes, LLC
Architect: Ray Kappe, FAIA
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