Florida Foundation for Architecture CSH-FL Competition 2011

MWBa Entry to the Florida Foundation for Architecture 4th Annual Design Competition 2011

CSH/FL Case Study Housing for Florida: Sustainable by Necessity

With the goal to re-define the notion of the ‘Florida House’ for the 21st century, the Florida Foundation for Architecture embarked on a design competition program in the summer of 2011  to explore the concept of integrating affordability and sustainability in the design of single family infill housing for neighborhoods and communities throughout Florida.

The Program:

The minimum programmatic requirements for the home are as follows.

  • 1,500 square foot maximum conditioned area (air conditioned space)
  • living/ dining space
  • kitchen
  • three bedrooms
  • two bathrooms
  • utility/laundry space
  • optional garage/ carport – may be attached or a separate structure
  • sustainable features must be incorporated into the solution
  • elements of “universal design” are encouraged
  • Design for typical lot dimensions of at least 30 feet wide and 130 feet deep, with 5 foot side yard setbacks and 10 foot front & rear setbacks.
  • A realistic cost per square foot budget analysis demonstrating that the entrant’s design can conceivably be constructed within a $60 to $70 per square foot cost range. Land cost is to be excluded from the budget analysis.
  • Utilization of sustainable construction materials, methods and details must be incorporated.
  • Utilization of LEED for Homes criteria is recommended but not required
See the images below for plans, exploded axos and more…

Here is a link to the project post at Co-tain… http://co-tain.com/aia-csh-comp-proposal-by-mwba-and-co-tain/



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