Architect Name: Matthew Moger
Architecture Firm: Moger Mehrhof Architects
Location: Bragg Hill, West Chester
Beginning with a goal of creating a direct connection to the site, we designed a building that celebrates the landscape while seamlessly incorporates sustainability. Through responsible design, the goals of the project were interwoven with sustainability and provided opportunities to capture breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside, while utilizing those same portals to bring light and warmth into the home.
Bragg Hill is successful because it demonstrates that sustainable concepts can be a celebration of the natural world. We listened to natural cycles, therefore the resulting design responds and has a minimal impact on the environment.
The design of the home, while new in spirit and function, is inspired by the many barn structures that dot the Chester county landscape. With careful consideration, the home was sited to take advantage of the natural terrain, views, the sun and the prevailing breezes. Believing that buildings are bridges that form and retain connections to nature, to culture and among people, we recognize the positive impact that structures can have on peoples lives.
In this building the windows play a key role in the dialogue between the home and the site. They provide a link to the landscape and beautiful views of the wooded site. They also provide light, warmth, comfort and create a home that inspires living.
Marvin windows offers a timeless design that incorporated beautifully with our modern take on the 18th century barn. Marvin also provided us with the perfect palette of sizes and colors to create a proportionate exterior form. On the interior, Marvin allowed us to celebrate the views to the landscape and bring in an abundance of natural light while maximizing energy efficiency.