Aim to construct a pool house / home office (say around 1500 sq. ft.) next to the pool using existing commercial glasses (those are hurricane proof laminate glass, i.e. can not be cut) as building envelope. I have more than enough for the house 's envelope. See attached file for details. Structure will be wood frame on slab grade foundation.
Floor plan can be extremely simple, basically large open space with 2 rooms, and a full bath with shower, dual access to the office and pool, a stair to the attic used for storage. Large overhang eaves and deck that extend / join / connect to the existing deck of the main house. (See pictures and survey)
Also assuming no variance is required, see http://ecode360.com/8741786
Consideration of MEP would be nice, http://greencomplianceplus.markenglisharchitects.com/case-studies/glass-houses-energy-efficient/http://www.zeroenergy.com/customprojects.html
New septic tank is already at the lowest possible, so to connect to the new structure would aim for gravity. Plan to use Utilize heat pump for heated floor for cost and energy efficiency.
Minimalist, modern style (not this extreme http://www.houzz.com/glass-house, but could be close)
The challenging of the project is to use as much as commercial glass panels I have to save cost. Accepted entries has to provide construction level documents so that I can use them for contractor bidding, Mere conceptual schematic design will NOT be enough, unless your design are more momuental than all the existing ones.
If you like, you can download this to start (base on The Philip Johnson Glass House http://theglasshouse.org/visit/) https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model.html?id=504689414849744b28b919993da562f3
I will provide as much measurements I have about the materials (mainly the glasses, premade show tub, and windows)
All the glasses is 1-5/16” thick.
The Spandrel Glass is comprised of ¼” Solar Cool Gray Tempered over 9/16” heat strengthened laminated using .060 interlayer. The Black Spandrel is on the #6 surface.
The vision glass is comprised of ¼” Solarban 60 over 9/16” heat strengthened laminated using .060 interlayer.
3 Replacement windows, size: 46-1/2”x 62-1/4” Spec: http://tristatewindows.com/products_6000series.html
Lets design something you are proud of, something as beautiful and as useful. yet CHEAP to mantain, cost effective to build and heat and cool. Something will last and make you a new star in the 21st centry architecture. Certainly better than philp johnson http://www.remodelista.com/posts/lessons-in-minimalism-from-the-glass-house-by-philip-johnson-new-canaan-connecticut, I don't care about point 3, 8 and 10.
You are the designer, show the world what you can do! I intend to use this project to find a architect to work with long term, to design 50 plus units mixed-use complex (say like the 8 house in Europe)