The Bon Accord Estates house was designed with cathedral ceilings and ample space to display antiques and art collections. The large intersecting areas and double height spaces create a dynamic home. The sizable windows allow in ample light to create a light open feeling.
B2 Architecture Group submitted this proposal to the Tiny Homes competition, sponsored by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and the Chicago Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce among other groups. The firm pursued this competition because it showed the power of architecture to address issues that plague urban communities and underrepresented groups throughout the United States. The design would provide homes to young adults who have aged out of the foster care system. The units are minimally sized and the buildings are of timber construction to reduce construction costs. The residential and community center buildings are centered around a courtyard giving a sense of belonging to residents and those seeking services.
The Lowlands house was designed for a young family in Tobago with a uniquely modern perspective for the caribbean. It was designed with protections from flooding, which included elevating it on a pedestal. A large extended roof covers the wrap around deck allowing for the inhabitants to use their deck in the hot sun or rain. The house was designed using timber to reduce costs while still meeting the client's programmatic demands including a glass enclosure and an elevated meditation tower.
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