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Vali Homes Prototype / colab studio + 180 degrees design

From the architect. A triumvirate team of Developer/Sustainability-Consultant, Architect, and General Contractor engaged in creating a standard plan prototype house for infill lots in downtown Phoenix. Three main goals were:

1. Create a prototype house inspired by the “case-study” homes of the 1960’s, designed for our time and place, and with the greatest amount of sustainability possible.


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2. Create a low-to-mid cost home with high design, quality, and sustainability.

3. Create a design that may be replicated for any typical lot within Phoenix.


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The team processed six versions. We tested, energy-modelled, and priced each to find an optimal balance between design, performance, and cost.


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The two-bedroom home is designed to fit on any typical lot downtown. The goal is to improve existing neighborhoods by building homes where derelict sites currently exist.


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The home surpassed LEED Platinum certification, and provided a blower test rating of .68 ach50. The 1500 GSF house uses about 6000 kWh (about $700 worth) of electricity per year offset by a 3.6 kw PV system for a net-positive energy house.


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