Manger House

The name of this house comes from the 65 foot long masonry manger that divided the original barn. The southern orientation and existing mass make it possible to heat this house with very little energy beyond the electricity required to turn fans. Cooling in summer will be achieved by using the mass to store the nighttime coolness for daytime release. The orientation and long line of the manger reinforces the relationship of the house to the close view of the woods on the south and long view of the mountains in the distant east.