News : adaptDESIGN Puts Green Stamp on Shape-shifting Renovations

Oct 4, 2013

Originally published in the Portsmouth, Exeter, North Andover, Andover, Hampton-North Hampton Patches.

It doesn’t take but a glance at Jason and Kirsten Barton’s Portsmouth residence to realize it’s still very much a home in transition. Such is what’s expected with a scheduled finish still a few weeks off.

But beneath the still-unfurling gray façade, below the brushes and hammers of the final crew, the transformation yields an impressive testament to one local architectural firm’s versatility.

Launched in 2011 by Paul Fowler and Bob Cook, adaptDESIGN’s mini mission statement seems straightforward enough: Design for sustainable living. To be sure, Fowler and Cook have gone to great lengths to assure that motto’s attendant points – green materials, creatively efficient lighting, existing site orientation, and just about everything in between – have as much a home as the people for whom it’s designed.

But to utterly transform a 1920s Dutch Colonial house into a beacon of modern space, design, and practicality? Even an experienced architectural team can appreciate the challenge.

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