Habitats for Humanity
The suburban home narrative is archaic and stifling. This home moves beyond the reductive palliation of 'custom homes.' Structural insulated panels enable freedom in field adaptation of the plans and modular parametric composition processes in design. The home enjoys the benefits of passive climatization. Thermal mass walls on the south facade and open ventilation between the rooms of the house allow for a comfortable equilibrium within the house. The strategy of the Charleston single-house is employed: narrow houses run the length of the site and free up their neighbor’s property line for a garden. Adopted in regularity across a stretch of neighborhood, a sense of density and security on the street is countered by the alternating open space equal to the volume of the solid.
Price in 2002: $26,672.40.