Just Big Enough- Green Housing for ALL design competition (2018)
The Just Big Enough-Green Housing for ALL was a design competition will help us highlight how we can create very small very green housing that is affordable to people left out of the green housing market, and find a design solution to some surplus city-owned lots.
The competition was sponsored by the City of Northampton, co-sponsored by American Institute of Architects Western Massachusetts, and supported by the Boston Society of Architects Foundation and the Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity.
Entries (16 in all)
Crosskey Architects- SECOND PRIZE WINNER (high marks for clarity of concept, floor plan is zoned well, set the tone with public-private-service, good way to look at clustered housing, great outdoor spaces) (PDF)
Simple City Studio- FIRST PRIZE WINNER (Great strong plans, has a little edge to it, best energy performance data, outdoor spaces built into homes, appreciated inclusion of utility room and bicycle storage, best wall section) (PDF)
Questions, email Wayne Feiden.
Thank you to our Just Big Enough-Green Housing for ALL jury:
Michael Davis, FAIA, President, Bergmeyer Associates, Boston
Li Ling Young, Senior Energy Manager, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, Burlington, VT
Brian Mac, AIA, Principal Architect, Birdseye, Richmond, VT