Habitat for Humanity Housing

Amherst, Massachusetts

Project Description

This project is the result of a unique partnering between Amherst College and Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity. Amherst College donated the land to build four houses over the course of 4 years. Kuhn Riddle provided the design of the prototype houses. Super-insulated envelopes and point-source heating provide an economical alternative for affordable housing.

Sustainable Features

  • Brightly daylit, south-facing rooms
  • Super-insulated envelope
  • Energy-efficient, economical point-source heating units
  • Energy-star appliances

Project Details

Anita Licis-Ribak
2010 Special Mention Award, Western Massachusetts AIA

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