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ULAX ATKA

Living Building Challenge Alaska

Our design for Atka, one of the Aleutian Islands, recalls traditional design vernacular while utilizing modern, cost-effective, and sustainable techniques. Our goal is to provide equitable living conditions for people who face economic and social challenges, and to respect nature by minimizing resource and energy consumption as guided by the Living Building Challenge.

Our proposal not only responds to the Living Building Challenge, but has also been designed to achieve the energy-stringent Passive House Standard, to target LEED Platinum Certification, and to meet ENERGY-STAR for New Homes.

The home’s panels will be prefabricated in Seattle, to be flat-packed and shipped to Atka, to minimize the on-site construction time.

Location:
Aleutian Islands, AK
Area:
1,280ft², 119m²
Client:
Cascadia Green Building Council
Project Lead:
Nicholas Discenza
Mechanical:
Dialog
Electrical:
Dialog
Budget:
$400,000