Green Prefab Homes for a Native American Reservation

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July 14, 2014
The Make it Right foundation taps architects to put a prefab spin on homes for the Fort Peck reservation in Montana. Read Full Article
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  Eagle Round House by Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative Kunkel’s group designed the 1,300-square-foot Eagle Round House, a modified round living room with a central gathering space that encourages community while maintaining flexibility. Clad with straw bale and structurally insulated panels, this design-in-the-round structure also incorporate east-facing windows, so tribal members could rise and greet the sun each morning, a vital cultural imperative.  Courtesy of: Make It Right

    Eagle Round House by Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative 

    Kunkel’s group designed the 1,300-square-foot Eagle Round House, a modified round living room with a central gathering space that encourages community while maintaining flexibility. Clad with straw bale and structurally insulated panels, this design-in-the-round structure also incorporate east-facing windows, so tribal members could rise and greet the sun each morning, a vital cultural imperative.

    Courtesy of: Make It Right

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  Sustainable Village by GRAFT Design The GRAFT team played with the teepee metaphor to create the Sustainable Village, a family-centric prefab structure that trades private rooms for a more pronounced central room, a symbolic fire pit around which the household can gather. Three modules, arrayed around the center space, represent the three poles of a teepee, with an east-facing kitchen to greet the sun, a single-level design to accommodate the tribe’s elderly population and a porch with mosquito netting to enjoy the short, humid summer. The single roof covering recalls the buffalo skins stretched around traditional teepee dwellings.    Courtesy of: Make It Right

    Sustainable Village by GRAFT Design 

    The GRAFT team played with the teepee metaphor to create the Sustainable Village, a family-centric prefab structure that trades private rooms for a more pronounced central room, a symbolic fire pit around which the household can gather. Three modules, arrayed around the center space, represent the three poles of a teepee, with an east-facing kitchen to greet the sun, a single-level design to accommodate the tribe’s elderly population and a porch with mosquito netting to enjoy the short, humid summer. The single roof covering recalls the buffalo skins stretched around traditional teepee dwellings. 

     

    Courtesy of: Make It Right

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  Architecture for Humanity Home “We are enthusiastic about these home designs that reflect traditional life ways, while exemplifying deep green public-impact architecture," says Nathaniel Corum, architect, Architecture for Humanity.  Courtesy of: Make It Right

    Architecture for Humanity Home 

    “We are enthusiastic about these home designs that reflect traditional life ways, while exemplifying deep green public-impact architecture," says Nathaniel Corum, architect, Architecture for Humanity.

    Courtesy of: Make It Right

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   LivingHomes Design “We believe Make It Right’s Fort Peck project will set a standard for sustainable community development,” says Steve Glenn, founder, LivingHomes.  Courtesy of: LivingHomes

     LivingHomes Design 

    “We believe Make It Right’s Fort Peck project will set a standard for sustainable community development,” says Steve Glenn, founder, LivingHomes.

    Courtesy of: LivingHomes

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  Method Homes Design “The community engagement in the design process and overall mission of creating a holistically sustainable community have been inspiring to witness,” says Brian Abramson, co-founder, Method Homes.  Courtesy of: Method Homes

    Method Homes Design 

    “The community engagement in the design process and overall mission of creating a holistically sustainable community have been inspiring to witness,” says Brian Abramson, co-founder, Method Homes.

    Courtesy of: Method Homes

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