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  7. Heartland Habitat for Humanity / el dorado

Heartland Habitat for Humanity / el dorado

  • 01:00 - 11 October, 2014
Heartland Habitat for Humanity / el dorado
Heartland Habitat for Humanity / el dorado, © Mike Sinclair
© Mike Sinclair

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Kansas City, United States
  • Architecture Team

    Josh Shelton, AIA, principal-in-charge; Steve Salzer, AIA, project manager; Brandon Froelich, project designer
  • General Contractor

    Tom Lally
  • Area

    2325.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Mike Sinclair
© Mike Sinclair

Text description provided by the architects. Public Architecture’s 1% for Habitat Initiative matched el dorado inc with Heartland Habitat for Humanity to design and build a home that surpasses the organization’s already strict design and sustainability standards. This prototype features three bedrooms and two baths in a flexible layout that can be modified to accommodate both front-loaded and rear-loaded sites. A slab-on-grade foundation allows for full ADA accessibility.


el dorado’s prototype focuses on a dynamic relationship between the indoor and outdoor living spaces. The firm used simple shading, orientation, and ventilation principles to maximize the dwelling’s responsiveness to the environment and positioned the garage and living space to create a usable outdoor living room.

© Mike Sinclair
© Mike Sinclair

A garden and water collection system encourage families to spend more time outdoors, reducing energy consumption and introducing them to sustainable practices. The program aligns with Heartland Habitat’s mission to build simple, decent homes and communities for people in need.

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Cite: "Heartland Habitat for Humanity / el dorado" 11 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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