Low-cost, compact, and light minimal-impact dwellings allow recycling endangered landscapes into reforested areas, preserving them as “national” parks. The plans, sections, façades and structure are made with the same standardized “ribs” (recycled plywood, laminated and bolted together). Borderland limits suburban territorial expansion and allows reclaiming suburbia’s original status by making farmland and housing development compatible.
Philippe Barriere w/Christian Kerrigan, Courtney Allan (Phase 1); Sean Mongey (Phase 2).
Collaborative team: Adam Kruvan (Studio2a)(Rendering); Alexandre Guilbeault - Digital artist (2009(Phase 5).
Background pictures: Alex MacLean (Suburban image); Internet (Seascape)
Renderings: Studio2a; Philippe Barriere.
Publication: The HOME House Project; the Future of Affordable Housing; Ed. by D.J. Brown; MIT Press. 2005. (ParkUrbia home prototype)
Award: Suburbia as National Park, Notable Submission, DWELL Re-Burbia Competition. Nov. 2009. http://www.re-burbia.com
Selected Project SECCA Competition,
Suburbia as National Park, Notable Submission, DWELL Re-Burbia Competition. Nov. 2009. http://www.re-burbia.com
- HOME House Project National Tour, group show. (2004-2006).
Traveling exhibition from SECCA selected Competition Entry: Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, January 16 - April 15, 2006 - Museum of Design, Atlanta (Ga). - El Paso Museum of Art (TX).April 24-Aug 14, 2005 - Center for Visual Arts and Culture, Univ. of MD (Baltimore MD). Sept. 30-Nov. 30, 2004 - NHS of Asheville in partnership with the Asheville Art Museum (Asheville, NC). Sept 1-Oct 31, 2004 - Contemp Art Center of Virginia (Virginia Beach, VA). June 13-July 18, 2004 - Univ. of North Texas Art Gallery (Denton, TX).
- Paragraph Gallery, Urban Culture Project (Kansas City, KS), group show. Nov. 21 2003-Jan. 3, 2004. Buildings and Grounds, New Forms of Constructed Space
Model photography: Aaron Paden.
Publication Home House Project:
1.Palafito, De Arquitectura Vernacular a Contemporeanea, Alej. Bahamon, Ana M. Alvarez, pad, 2009.
2.New Prefab Architecture; edited by Sergi Costa Duran; Publisher: LOFT Publications; 2008.
3.Spaces, Kansas City. June July 2007. The space between by Lorrie Leifer (Specialists)
4.The Press, At Home Building and Design. New Zealand; February 2007. High Tech Luxury.
5.Popular Science /Sunset Magazine Innovation House, Alamo; Ca; Sept-November 2006.
Publication Private Home:
-Spaces, Kansas City. June July 2007. The space between by Lorrie Leifer (Specialists)
-The Press, At Home Building and Design. New Zealand; February 2007. High Tech Luxury.