Entry Title: " vali homes infill prototype"
Category: Professional, Residential
Designer(s): vali homes, llc Owner Austin Trautman; austin@valihomes.com; 480.251.9104 colab studio, llc Architect Matthew Salenger; matt@colabstudio.com; 480.326.0541 180 Degrees Builder James Trahan; jtrahan@180degreesinc.com; 602.757.7726

Entry Description:

Creating affordable ultra-sustainable housing for infill lots across Metropolitan Phoenix:

Working with Vali Homes, a Developer/Sustainable-Consultant and 180 Degrees, a quality General Contractor, our Team has engaged in studying various structures, methods and materials for building sustainable homes on empty lots in well-established Phoenix neighborhoods. These homes are meant as a contemporary equivalent of the case study homes of the 1960s- though built for our time and place, and with sustainability in mind. The home surpasses LEED Platinum certification, and has a blower test rating of .68 ach50.

The home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office, great room, and exterior courtyard. The exterior space expands the livable space of the great room visually and physically. The space also doubles as an entry court. The variable spacing of the steel slats allow for a comfortable balance of transparency and privacy. Specialized details such as the frameless doors allow for the entire space to feel larger than it really is.

The 1500 GSF house will use around 6000 kWh (about $560 worth) of electricity per year. The installed 3.6 kW solar PV system offsets this usage, creating a net-zero energy home.

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