If we use language as a metaphor, a current wave of architects has quietly begun reassembling the elements of housing into new syntaxes. While each work in this book and represents a unique solution, their innovations can be seen as typological advances…
Project : Architecture is pleased to be part of the 8th annual ‘Minimal House’ exhibition. Our two projects, Tung House and Contemporary Jungja, explore the relationship between minimum energy use and maximum experience. Please join us for the opening event!
Located on a strictly preserved wooded area, this project converges with the site and environment through a zero-energy strategy. While the massing adheres to tight setback restrictions, the roof breaks free of the house’s orthogonal geometry to optimize orientation of the solar panels. At the same time, the resulting roof overhang shields the interior from hot summer…. [continue]→
Big Dig House Lexington, MA 2006 [ AIA/BSA Housing Design Award, Metropolis Next Generation Prize, Featured in Resource Salvation: The Architecture of Reuse ] As a prototype building that demonstrates how infrastructural refuse can be salvaged and reused, the structural system for this house is comprised of steel and concrete discarded from Boston’s Big Dig. Utilizing [continue]→
Valentine Houses Cambridge, MA | 2003[BSA/AIA NY Housing Design Award 2004, BSA Honor Award 2003, Dwell Magazine Feature Oct 2009 ] The 3 new townhouses transform Cambridgeport’s woodframe type, dynamically addressing boundaries between inside and outside, private and community. A critique of the inward looking ‘winterized box,’ the project incorporates double height interior/exterior spaces, cantilevered [continue]→