Archive for Monday, September 24, 2007

KU class’ house earns EPA honor

September 24, 2007


Modular 3

Modular 3

A house designed and built by students in a Kansas University architecture class received honorable mention in the Environmental Protection Agency's inaugural Lifecycle Building Challenge.

Winners in the nationwide competition were recognized for their cutting-edge green building ideas intended to reduce unwanted environmental and energy effects of buildings.

The house, called Modular 3, above, was designed and built by students in KU's Studio 804 and then moved to its current location at 534 Riverview Ave. in the Strawberry Hill neighborhood in Kansas City, Kan.

In November, the project was named "Home of the Year" by Architecture magazine.

Studio 804 is led by Dan Rockhill, a KU architecture professor. Lawrence students who worked on the project included Brian Belcher, Jonathan Holley and Karla Karwas.


farmgal 10 years, 5 months ago

I really like the looks of this style of housing, but I worry about that flat roof (cost to maintain over the years, leaking, etc.). If any of you students who designed this unique structure are reading this, please convey what you know about the roof--like, what is done to prevent problems with it leaking, etc. Thanks.

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