Project to develop prototype house for empty sites in a former Utopian community in Indiana, originally settled by German immigrants who valued simplicity, economy of means, and modesty.
Traditional exterior form with open flexible interior layout. Two-story rectangle with gable roof harmonizes with traditional houses from the 1800's, designed to Passive House standard for very low energy use.
Plan and form allow for single-family use, multi-family use, or commercial use. Can be placed with different site orientations and entrance locations, within the existing fabric of the town.
Environmentally friendly compact form, low maintenance materials; stained wood ventilated facade, metal roof, triple pane in-swing windows,
heat-recovery ventilator (no furnace required), geo-thermal loop to pre-condition incoming air.
Competition 2011, Indiana.
Project shown at the exhibit titled "Bicentennial House Design Competition": New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, Indiana, 2011.