Hip Chasen Residence Boasts an Ultra Tight Envelope That Spares Energy in North Carolina

by , 12/21/12
filed under: Architecture, Gallery

In Situ Studio, Chasen Residence, Raleigh, North Carolina, passive design, solar orientation, green design, tiny homes, eco-design, USA, insulation, passive design,

Built for just $117 per square foot, the Chasen Residence is compact, affordable and decidedly contemporary. In order to create a sense of expansiveness, the design team clustered the entryways, stairs, hallway, kitchen and a half bathroom on one side of the house, leaving the rest as a large, open living space.

In Situ Studio notes that a variety of techniques have been incorporated to collect energy and reduce how much is consumed. Standard interventions include passive solar orientation and insulation which mitigates undue thermal loss. If you love this project, check out the Alley Homes which has been proposed as a low-income housing solution that would fill up some of Raleigh’s urban gaps.

+ In Situ Studio

Via Arch Daily

Photos © Richard Leo Johnson

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