Circular Affordable Housing Prototype

Circular Affordable Housing Prototype

By Patrick Sisson
Inside the shell of the Oyster House prototype lies a new shape for affordable housing.

It was the grain of sand that became a pearl. CxMxD, a team of three New York City–based designers, hit upon the idea of a faceted circle while conceptualizing their entry for Add-on’13, an affordable-housing competition in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. That circle evolved into an adaptable five-sided structure called Oyster House, which design lead Christopher Lee, visualization designer Mengyi Fan, and graphic designer Dungjai Pungauthaikan envision as a way to build for high density and low impact. 

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