Torti Gallas designed this prototype energy house to develop a technological vision for the next generation of American homes. This vision includes flexible floor plans, organized and accessible systems, improved production processes, alternative basic materials, standardization of measurements and component interfaces, and integrated functions. In doing so, this home accommodates a diverse range of lifestyles within the same basic shell.
The organizing principle for the concept urban infill townhouse is to divide one house into two distinct zones: the service area and the served area. The majority of the building systems are combined into the space efficient service zone. This frees the served zone for complete flexibility of use and adaptation to changing needs over time. The service core can be manufactured as a module and craned into place on site.
Movable furniture walls allow the quick adaptation of the first floor living space. Framing is simple and proper clearance and provision for the installation of an elevator allow for aging in place, accommodating a variety of lifestyles.
Organized and accessible systems allow for simple building methods and ease of future renovations.
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