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August 2014 eNews

DM|A Newsletter


August 2014 (No. 25)

Welcome to our newsletter. Once a month we will update you with news about David Matero Architecture and our community. We welcome your comments, questions and feedback.

The Re-Modular

A deep energy retrofit in Brunswick turned a drab modular into a modern farmhouse.  A photovoltaic system on the south facing roof, installed by ReVision Energy, offsets the power used in this 3,000 sf, high-efficient house.  Double thick walls and triple-glazed windows by Intus allow only two air-source heat pumps to heat the entire house.  The owners do enjoy their net-zero energy consumption and wonderful light flooding the interior.  Construction by Alexander & Allen. labbe res - 013

People’s Choice Award

Our Lean Too house has made the final round in the Integrity Windows People’s Choice Vote.  Voting continues for the next 4 days to crown a winner of the 10 finalists.  There is no registration required, and you can vote on all of your devices such as laptops, computers, and iphones once a day.  Thank you for voting early and often.  Photograph by Darren Setlow Photography.

Lean Too House, Brunswick, Maine

Goodbye Alex

DM|A would like to offer Alex well wishes as she will be leaving us for a new adventure in New Hampshire.  In just a few weeks Alex will exchange vows with her fiance’, Dane Hanson and move to the Granite state.  Alex has been with DM|A for 2 years and has contributed tremendously to our portfolio and quality of work.  Alex will be missed, but DM|A is looking forward to following Alex’s architectural career. alex

Welcome Sophi

Sophi Swaim, a 2010 graduate from the University of Virgina, recently joined the DM|A team. She and her husband lived on their sailboat for four years while working in Portland. They moved off of their sailboat and in to Bath soon after their son, Felix, was born in 2013. When she’s not working, Sophi loves  sailing, hiking, gardening and snowshoeing. Sophi is glad to be working for David Matero | Architecture and excited to see what the future will bring . sophi2

Views from the Job Site

Work is progressing on the main house at The Ledges in Harpswell.  New windows have completely opened the view to the water on the first floor.  The most dramatic change is the new dormer and cathedral ceiling in the master bedroom with spectacular views of the New Meadows River.  The owners discovered hidden, buried, rock gardens once they started staying in the guest house.  Construction by Rideout & Turner. ledges

Bath City Playground

As chair of the Main Street Bath design committee, David recently presented a downtown playground concept to the Bath City Council. With the intention of bringing young families to the downtown, natural elements echoing Bath’s maritime culture create an area for play, pretending, and socializing rather than plastic equipment you might find in a typical playground.  If you are interested in seeing his presentation and Q/A with the city council it starts here (Town Hall Streams) at minute 17:20. stage---PS

On the Drawing Board

DM|A is in the early stages of concept design on the Rock House by the Sea in Harpswell. With 2 bedrooms and just over 1,200 sf, DM|A is working on substantial energy efficiency upgrades and a facelift to this small cottage. rock-house
View from the front entry of the Re-Modular
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Cathy Matero
David Matero Architecture
100 Front Street Suite 40
Bath, ME 04530
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