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Braver House / SsD Architecture

  • 01:00 - 20 April, 2012
Braver House / SsD Architecture
Braver House / SsD Architecture, © 
Chang Kyun Kim
© 
Chang Kyun Kim

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Newton, MA, United States
  • Architects

    
SsD Architecture
  • Design Team

    John Hong AIA, LEED + Jinhee Park AIA (principals in charge)
Matthew Allen, Frederick Peter Ortner, Christoph Schäfer, Aleta Budd, Brian Vester, Nathalie Zegarra
  • Structural Engineer

    
Evan Hankin
  • Residential Size

    2,600 sf / 242 sm
  • Construction Manager

    
Osprey Design Build LLC
  • Photographs

   

© 
Chang Kyun Kim
© 
Chang Kyun Kim

Braver House

© 
Chang Kyun Kim
© 
Chang Kyun Kim

In many older suburbs, the typical pattern of construction is to replace an existing house with a much larger one built out to the legal setbacks. The Braver House is a prototypical alternative: To instead build a small, efficient residence that simultaneously minimizes its actual footprint, while maximizing its perceived sense of interior space.

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This is achieved through two methods: By expanding a diaphanous screen to the setback line expanding the territory of the interior to the exterior, and by shifting the plan and section to capture elongated views from inside to outside.

By claiming the under utilized lawn of the typical suburban yard and replacing it with permeable hardscape, potable water use is drastically reduced. In terms of minimizing energy use, the diminutive size of the house is coupled with a completely passive cooling system, a solar powered radiant heated floor and super insulated walls and roof.

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BDC · April 24, 2012

I wish the photos/drawings told a bit more of the story, but this is an interesting solution of a suburban infill... http://t.co/BmUmqNYP

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