Aleutian Islands   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, in order to minimize on-site construction time.
       
     
  Project Type:  Competition  Location : Aleutian Islands, AK  Area : 119 m², 1,280 ft²  Client : Cascadia Green Building Council  Project Lead : Nicholas Discenza  Mechanical : Dialog  Electrical : Dialog  Budget : $400,000
       
     
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  Aleutian Islands   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, in order to minimize on-site construction time.
       
     

Aleutian Islands
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, in order to minimize on-site construction time.

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

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

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