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David Hill and In Situ Studios Propose Gorgeous Affordable Alley Homes in Raleigh
Posted By Molly Cotter On October 16, 2012 @ 12:40 pm In Architecture | 2 Comments
In Situ sees the “RA-50″  residential zone as a safe and affordable haven “for the creative entrepreneur, the intern who bikes to work, the retired teacher who rides the bus, the laid-off, middle-aged manager, the disabled veteran relying on social infrastructure, the single mom of one who needs to get back on her feet after a divorce.” The large lot alleys would be subdivided  into single- and double-occupancy studios with 100-square-foot kit pieces owners can choose to add. Pieces include essentials like a bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen, as well as other attachable features like a stoop, a patio, and a media den.
The small homes are delivered on a flatbed truck and assembled onsite. Creative eco-design including solar panels  and passive heating and cooling keep the price and maintenance fees to a minimum while creating a greener environment for the busy city. In Situ also notes that the houses would not only generate new income with minimal investment, but would also encourage Raleigh to become a more pedestrian friendly city.
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URLs in this post:
 Raleigh, North Carolina: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raleigh,_North_Carolina
 David Hill: http://design.ncsu.edu/users/david-hill
 In Situ Studio: http://www.insitustudio.us/
 "Alley Residential": http://www.insitustudio.us/home-competition
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=449416
 subdivided: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670966/as-a-city-remakes-itself-putting-forward-a-quietly-radical-plan#6
 solar panels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_panel
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