RISD Architecture Department asked Julie Torres Moskovitz to design and install an exhibition in the BEB Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI in 2014. This exhibition, titled Outtakes from The Greenest Home, highlights the latest in Passive House design and features case studies that illuminate building techniques, materials, and ventilation systems used in this highly-efficient form of construction. The performance of these homes is a testament to both the utility of energy modeling software and of high-quality building practices. Outtakes places special emphasis on thermal imagery to reveal the hidden pathways of heat transmission, thus raising awareness of the inadequacy of standard construction with a single picture. Because monitoring the performance of homes and sharing data is essential to the Passive House movement, this exhibition also includes elements of this frequently undervalued aspect of design.
Credits: Based on material gathered from Julie Torres Moskovitz' book The Greenest Home: Superinsulated and Passive House Design (Princeton Architectural Press 2013). Exhibition Design team: FNA: Julie Torres Moskovitz and Eylul Kethuda Wintermeyer, RISD: Laura Briggs, David Alan Ross, Gina Farkas, Shauni Lin, Natalie Kruch, and Whitney Boesl. Graphic Design Poster: WSDIA.
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