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A New Norris House / University of Tennessee

  • 01:00 - 7 September, 2011
A New Norris House / University of Tennessee
A New Norris House / University of Tennessee, ©  © Ken McCown
©  © Ken McCown

©  © Ken McCown ©  © Ken McCown ©  © Ken McCown ©  © Ken McCown +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Norris, TN, United States
  • Architect

    University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design
  • Consultants

    University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, Clayton Homes, Johnson and Galyon, Builders; College of Architecture and Design, Landscape Architect; College of Engineering, in collaboration with Mallia Engineering Company, Structural Engineer; College of Architecture and Design, Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineer
  • Area

    768.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

From the architect. As part of the Norris Dam construction project in 1933, the Tennessee Valley Authority put together a community in Norris, Tennessee. A series of homes were built to be featured as models for modern and efficient living. Recognizing the 75th anniversary of the Norris Project, an interdisciplinary team of University of Tennessee students and faculty set out to reinterpret the Norris example and create A New Norris House; a new sustainable home designed for the 21st century.

©  © Ken McCown
©  © Ken McCown

The project was initially selected as one of six winners of the EPA's People Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Competition in 2009. Since this conception, the design has used state of the art technologies and techniques. By utilizing energy conscious design strategies and off-site construction methods, the team set its goal on being the first LEED Platinum project built by the University.

©  © Ken McCown
©  © Ken McCown

With the idea of a design-build project, the challenges were more than just designing the model home. The next big step was responding to and reforming the legal constraints that currently defer sustainable home construction. To do this, students met with many community residents, researched necessary codes, and worked with the city and state municipals. Even with median home prices and the town's status on the National Register of Historic Districts, the project was also able to address affordability.

©  © Ken McCown
©  © Ken McCown

By confronting the legal, social, and aesthetic issues that currently limit green construction, the students were able to resolve these issues along with technological and scientific challenges. The New Norris House is registered with the US Green Building Council as part of its LEED for Homes programs, and projects achievement of a Platinum rating.

©  © Ken McCown
©  © Ken McCown

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Cite: "A New Norris House / University of Tennessee" 07 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/166831/a-new-norris-house-university-of-tennessee/>
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Ben Ashley · February 22, 2012

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UTK Arch + Design · February 21, 2012

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Tyler L · February 16, 2012

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Gavin Baker · February 14, 2012

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UT Knoxville · February 14, 2012

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waldo · December 23, 2011

This is a pretty sweet gallery. Some of our homes are pretty similar to this

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Michele J · September 09, 2011

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up_today_arch · September 08, 2011

unfortunately there is no plans and drawings...

Daniel Topping · September 08, 2011 04:21 AM

I've added some drawings to the gallery. Enjoy!

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