The shortage of affordable housing is a national crisis and, naturally, a well-liked matter for structure faculties across the nation. From SCI-Arc’s low-cost modern home to Yale’s prefab home for the homeless, design students are placing their abilities to the check with actual initiatives for those that want it probably the most. Over in Kansas Metropolis, one other of such mission has wrapped up—with spectacular outcomes.
A collaboration between structure students at Kansas State College and native agency (additionally 2015 Curbed Groundbreaker winner) El Dorado, Waldo Duplex is a two-unit residence constructing positioned in a historic neighborhood and meant for native families that make lower than 80 p.c of town’s common earnings.
The residences, every clocking in at 725 sq. ft, characteristic an open-plan residing, eating, and kitchen format, with glass partitions and clerestory mild panels for the enclosed bedrooms.
The construction, constructed atop a concrete base, was designed to sensibly work with the prevailing neighborhood. Exterior partitions and the pitched roof are clad in corrugated metallic and stairs lead as much as a pair of rectilinear porches.
The group labored with a restricted price range of $290,000, which comes out to about $200 per sq. foot—maybe not the mostcost-effective price however undoubtedly modest. Try extra inventive options to inexpensive housing across the nation here.