STREAM Collaborative is putting its words into action with Perdita Flats, a new ‘net-zero’ 4-unit residential building. The three-story structure completely eliminates any operational reliance on fossil fuels and is a precedent-setting building for reduced energy consumption in Ithaca.
Bright renovation to the kitchen and bathroom of a 1850s Greek Revival home.
Opening on the Ithaca Commons in 2019, The Tompkins Center for History and Culture will be a must-see cultural destination, delivering vibrant exhibit and program experiences on local and regional history and on Tompkins County's impact on the world.
STREAM provided conceptual design studies for the re-development of Ithaca’s waterfront. The team explored a number of sketch site plans as well as building facade and massing studies to help the developer prepare applications for grant funding with the objective of winning support from key stakeholders. The work also included preliminary sketch site plans, a subdivision plan and several municipal meetings to kick start the development.
STREAM designed the logo for the new Tiny Timber community located in Varna, NY.
STREAM Collaborative designed an addition and expansion to an existing colonial house. Because the residence was built in 1914 effort was taken to incorporate traditional detailing. Work included renovation of the kitchen and dining room with a new master bedroom suite on the second floor. Other work also included replacement of an old detached garage and new retaining walls and patio.
STREAM Collaborative consulted with Form Ithaca, an initiative to help support the ongoing efforts of the City and Town of Ithaca, NY to update land use regulations to meet the goals and objectives of their comprehensive plans. The project supports a full range of housing and lifestyle options within a framework that facilitates transportation choice, a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, and a strong economy for the region.
A new multi-family pocket neighborhood comprised of four buildings, two fronting West Spencer Street and two fronting West Cayuga Street. They are connected by a landscaped series of stairs and terraces going up the hill, effectively creating a new pedestrian connection between the two streets. Each of the four buildings is three stories tall and contain three dwelling units, for a total of 12 units. Pocket neighborhood developments are dense, small-scale residential projects that fit within the existing neighborhood context while offering an alternative and sustainable lifestyle choice for residents.
STREAM Collaborative was invited to finalize the building permit applications for all 40 homes designed by Coterre who is based in California. The design of the community focuses on small homes complemented by the social dimensions and shared common facilities of Co-housing. This is the third and final neighborhood of the world renowned EcoVillage at Ithaca. STREAM Collaborative managed the design modifications along with Taitem Engineering during the construction administration phase of the project and served as the Architect of Record. The projects feature Passive House construction techniques with 90% reduction of energy use compared to average homes. Several of the homes have achieved LEED Platinum certification. Renderings courtesy of Coterre.
Noah Demarest has served as an architectural design consultant on the project since 2008. His original contribution was to figure out how to install fenestration to bring light and air into the building without losing the original barn charm. Noah was also responsible for designing the three-story timber frame staircase, the kitchen and bath layout, as well as visualization for the landscape courtyard and reflecting pool in collaboration with Rick Hedrick. More work continues as the building continues to transform from barn, to residence and ultimately a unique cultural center.
STREAM Collaborative designed the first commercial building at EcoVillage at Ithaca. The Gourd Workshop is a 900sf workshop for the cultivation, harvesting, and processing of gourds from vegetable to art. The building features locally harvested and milled lumber for both the structure and finishes. The foundation was constructed of insulated concrete forms. Exterior walls were double staggered studs on a 2×8 plate with dense packed cellulose. The building features a cupola and a wrap-around porch providing a variety of shady and breezy places for the artist/client to work both inside and out. A 900sf Gourd Workshop for the cultivation, harvesting, and processing of gourds from vegetable to art. This workshop is part of the greater co-housing development EcoVillage Ithaca.