Used as a guest house, the Yoga Studio rests behind a craggy stone ridge on a 5-acre lot in the Blue Ridge Mountains 100 yards from the main house.
The SIPs walls and roof yield high structural strengths with less material, prevent air infiltration, and bolster efficient framing with only 6% waste.
The green roof system was the first U.S. use of a German technology supplied by Building Logics in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. It provides 30% energy savings and retains 60% to 70% of rainwater.
Locally reclaimed poplar boards were reused on walls and floors. High-recycled-content metal ceiling tiles reflect light back into the space.
The sea blue glass mosaic tiles in the bathroom provide a durable, cool contrast to the warmth of the poplar shiplap.