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Document Type

Campus Access

Degree Program

Architecture

Degree Type

Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)

Year Degree Awarded

2011

Month Degree Awarded

May

Keywords

New England, Housing, Homebuilding, Open-Built, Prefrabricated, Prefab, Architecture

Abstract

This design explores an alternative approach to New England home construction which emphasizes construction efficiency as well as ease of maintenance, renovation, and reconfiguration throughout the structure’s lifetime. The structure’s efficiency and flexibility is achieved by using the Bosch-Rexroth framing system and strategic placement of building systems. The reconfigurable structure paired with a changeable cladding system anticipates necessary seasonal and programmatic changes. The buildings systems are concentrated together for increased accessibility and serviceability. The design proposes a house that is inexpensive and easily maintained and adapted by the occupants throughout its lifetime.

First Advisor

Kathleen R. Lugosch

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