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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 | 1 Comment



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In Situ sees the “RA-50″ [6] 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 [8] 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 [9] 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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[3] Raleigh, North Carolina: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raleigh,_North_Carolina

[4] David Hill: http://design.ncsu.edu/users/david-hill

[5] In Situ Studio: http://www.insitustudio.us/

[6] "Alley Residential": http://www.insitustudio.us/home-competition

[7] Image: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=449416

[8] subdivided: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670966/as-a-city-remakes-itself-putting-forward-a-quietly-radical-plan#6

[9] solar panels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_panel

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