In the US, population has grown and resources have dwindled to a point where housing sprawl is not only unrealistic, but irresponsible. In our suburban sprawl oriented society, how do we make high density housing not only attractive, but also a preferred model for responsible living? We must remedy the concerns of privacy, security, outdoor space, identity/community, and parking.
While creating marketable housing is essential, the greater concern should be the underlying environmental issues of suburbia. Housing must have responsible solar orientation and thermal properties that help the units function passively. It is also essential for new housing to save on materials/energy costs, ease construction, and simplify infrastructure. Above all, efficient, safe and comfortable living is ideal, so creating housing that satisfies the market and the environment is the goal.
Status: School Project
Location: Salem, OR, US