Located in downtown Eugene, Oregon in the Pacific Northwest, fifteen lofts were designed to house mercantile and residential functions that belong to a local housing cooperative.
Each unit is passively heated and cooled by simple daylighting and ventilation techniques, but also by trombe walls and cooltowers. Special attention was given to the roof forms, which function as wind catchers for the cooltowers, but are also at an optimal 31˚ for future Photovoltaic installment phases when the budget allows.
Garage doors open on each side of the ground floor unit, or the mercantile unit, and work to cross ventilate in the summers as well as to provide an easy entry and loading point. When open, the doors also provide shading to the pedestrian street below. The 'street' is intended to be a street of shops to enjoy in the local downtown Eugene area, a city that thrives off of the local market.
Status: School Project
Location: Eugene, OR, US