Meyer Residence

Chicago Architects Brininstool + Lynch: Meyer Residence

Meyer Residence



A pastoral 32-acre field surrounded by dense woods and a creek provides the Meyer residence with a view. The challenge, however, was to integrate the building design with the site so that it becomes an intrinsic part. This design was inspired by the stone, concrete, and galvanized steel of utilitarian structures such as grain elevators, silos, barns, and sheds that are found among the agrarian buildings within the surrounding landscape. Passive solar and geo-thermal systems extensively reduce both energy consumption and the need for traditional mechanical equipment. As a result, energy costs are 75% lower than those associated with conventional systems, dramatically reducing environmental impact.

Project Type



15,700 square feet


Vissering Construction Company


C.E. Anderson & Associates, Structural


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Christopher Barrett, Hedrich Blessing