Affordable Housing Prototype Design

Winning prototype design for the Habitat for Humanity Paterson Competition.

Living room view

Kitchen view

Currently the house is approved by the board of Paterson and construction documents have been completed. Construction soon to begin.

Alternate prototype design two, for lots with more width.

Interior view of alternate kitchen design two.

Corner lot design in the prototype series. Two family home with bottom floor ADA compliance.

First floor ADA living area.

Description

Project Solution:
By starting with a split-level design, the length of stair run was able to be shortened thus allowing for spaces to become double-height zones that make the home feel more spacious. With the addition of the solar chimney in the core of the house, additional lighting would be able to penetrate the center of the home, thus illuminating it and saving energy costs. Through Ecotect analysis, by creating a double-stud exterior wall system, the thermal envelope insulation is increased dramatically, while saving costs. The front deck was added to create a porch-like feeling, which is a necessity to most urban living, that the garage feature took away from the ground floor.Project Solution:
By starting with a split-level design, the length of stair run was able to be shortened thus allowing for spaces to become double-height zones that make the home feel more spacious. With the addition of the solar chimney in the core of the house, additional lighting would be able to penetrate the center of the home, thus illuminating it and saving energy costs. Through Ecotect analysis, by creating a double-stud exterior wall system, the thermal envelope insulation is increased dramatically, while saving costs. The front deck was added to create a porch-like feeling, which is a necessity to most urban living, that the garage feature took away from the ground floor.

For

Habitat for Humanity Paterson

Type

affordable housing, prototype design, competition