Bright Common

Bright Common

Philadelphia, PA


The Zero Six

This development is comprised of 6, single family homes a short stroll from Philadelphia's Laurel Hill Cemetery. Grounded by a red brick base and slate roof above, these homes borrow elements from their surroundings while harkening back to buildings of old. A 3-story mansard roof distorts one's perception of height as floor plate locations are blurred. These townhomes front a narrow woonerf, or a living street made up of plantings and paved with the brick of past structures on site. Designed to meet Passive House's rigorous air tightness and energy metrics, a solar array allows the project to move one step further: achieving Passive House Source Zero (Energy) certification.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Philadelphia, PA, US
Firm Role: Architect + CPHC