Responding to the Leading Edge Competition in 2012, this mixed-use community showcases cohousing in a net-zero design. The solution utilizes a framed canopy covered in photovoltaics, acting as an exoskeleton for the nodes below. Spaces condense around specific communal uses and expand from those nodes to flexible spaces, creating a strong pressure contrast between private and public areas. That contrast is highlighted by materials selection and structural performance, balancing tensile and compressive elements throughout the development. Plans, sections, and renderings developed in SketchUp with post-processing in Photoshop. 


Sketchbook & Process