MBB designed thirteen affordable Energy Star® rated row houses using sustainable materials and technologies for Habitat for Humanity. Front yards and expanded stoops with seating encourage owners to interact with their neighbors and community. The row houses were constructed with the “sweat equity” contributed by volunteers including the eventual owners, and were designed to justify the use of every resource. Economies were achieved by sizing rooms to eliminate construction waste, and coursing out facades to limit the need to cut bricks.
2006 AIA NY State Merit Award
2005 AIA NYC Housing Design Award
2006 Builder's Choice Design and Planning Grand Award
Photography: ©Kevin Chu/KCJP