A cedar home by Yale architects offers unique take on affordable housing

The home operates on a “multi-functional core”

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Nov.November 21, 2015 03:00 PM

Graduate students at the Yale School of Architecture have unveiled contemporary, wooden home that they claim could be a solution for low-income neighborhoods.

Part of the school’s Jim Vlock Building Project – a program focused on low-cost homes in low-income areas of New Haven – the 1,000-square-foot house located in New Haven’s West River district is based on the idea of a multi-functional core, according to Dezeen.

 

“The core is efficient, consolidating stairs and utilities to leave the remainder of space open, gracious and able to connect to the site,” Yale said in a statement.

 

The “core” of the house is a wooden box at the center of the home that shields the kitchen and living room from a highly exposed street corner, according to Dezeen.

 

“The density of the ground floor is flung to the perimeter of the house on the upper floor, creating a thickness to hold furniture and fixtures for bedrooms and bath,” the school said. [Dezeen]Christopher Cameron


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