This project challenged the studio to create new housing prototypes for the Philadelphia Habitat For Humanity office that would meet their budget constraints as well as Passive House Standards. In teams, the studio developed four unique layouts and construction typologies for Habitat For Humanity.
My group developed a scheme with 5 narrow 14' units, attempting to create a light, spacious, and open floor plan in this narrow footprint. We collapsed the traditional row house stair to take advantage of more of the maximum 14' wide length, pushing the bedrooms to the exterior where they have more access to daylight. The circulation space spirals through the center of the house, bringing light down into the spaces below and activating the section to enable dynamic views to the upper and lower floors.
Status: School Project
Location: Philadelphia, PA, US
My Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Saba Hamidi