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