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)
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)
Questions, contact Wayne Feiden at WFeiden@NorthamptonMA.gov
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