Energy Efficient Single Family Home in Dallas, Texas

The UR22 Residence was designed by Vincent Snyder Architects and is a 4,000 square foot home located in Dallas, Texas. The clients’ brief requested a home that would provide a good indoor-outdoor connectivity. Moreover, they wanted a place that would meet their socializing needs and that would be suited for both small gatherings and large parties. Its exterior is truly imposing, making the residence stand out, especially during night time. Once inside, guests are welcomed by a generous open plan living room, with a bar, dining space and two relaxation areas. We particularly like the exposed wooden beams which add originality and warmth. Using just half the energy per square foot of a common home, the  UR22 Residence was built with renewable materials. Moreover, the house features ground source heat pumps, rainwater harvesting and uses solar power. For a better understanding of the project, take a look at the sketches at the end of the post.