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100K House / Interface Studio Architects

  • 01:00 - 7 February, 2011
100K House / Interface Studio Architects
100K House / Interface Studio Architects

100K House / Interface Studio Architects 100K House / Interface Studio Architects 100K House / Interface Studio Architects 100K House / Interface Studio Architects +8

  • Architects

  • Location

    Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Concept/Lead Architect(S)/Designer(S)

    Interface Studio Architects
  • Structural Engineers

    Larsen and Landis
  • Additional Consultants

    MaGrann Associates - LEED
  • Client

    Postgreen Homes
  • Contractor/Manufacturer

    Manor Hill Construction / Hybrid Construction
  • Area

    1150.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010

From the architect. The recent housing bubble has driven American houses to extreme sizes and exurban locations. Too often, housing value has been determined through complicated equations based on square footage and marketable features, rather than spatial, material, or environmental quality. Even in cities like Philadelphia, low-cost mortgages have helped to foster a culture of “bigger is better.”

The 100K Houses were conceived as a response to this unsustainable approach to housing. Small, efficient, and super-green, the 100K Houses provide sustainable, affordable options for first-time Philadelphia homebuyers.

The average single-family home in the U.S. has ballooned in size over the past few decades. Oversized homes are largely the result of cheap materials, poor-quality design, and unrealistic economic expectations. Small is the new normal.

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We define efficient, cost-effective construction and exploit that position for design opportunities. The 100K Houses riff on simple materials and flush facades, employing texture, pattern and color as low cost, high impact treatments.

The 100K Houses employ a passive strategy focused on envelope rather than systems. This strategy yielded LEED for Homes Platinum certification and HERS ratings between 42 and 24 (performing 58% to 76% better than homes designed to baseline energy code).

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Nice small row house for a family of 2-3.

Looks pretty good, except for the stairs. Would someone please just install a regular rail!

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jdcarling · February 08, 2011

Nice deisgn and improvement for the neighborhood.

What does $100,000 include? IE permits, land cost, design fess, materials, etc....

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tomas · February 08, 2011

it¨s really interesting how the building relates to the street..It really enhances the street and makes it more attractive and alive. And the cladding is really avantgarde! Haven¨t seen such a design before. And wow, the hipsters inside really looks cool! Future!

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up_today_arch · February 08, 2011

Nice cladding.... well balanced simplisity... almost boring... but not boring yet...

Chaz · February 08, 2011

Nice. There's also an Unhappy Hipsters caption to be had here.

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