EcoHAUS: Ecological Housing Alternative for User Sustainability
Name: Nikki Ligan
Institution / Company: University of Santo Tomas, College of Architecture, Class of 2017 / Hurray Inc.
Name: Sophia Pancho
Institution / Company:) University of Santo Tomas, College of Architecture, Class of 2017 / MNL Solutions, Inc.
Name: Camille Pe
Institution / Company:) University of Santo Tomas, College of Architecture, Class of 2017 / LPPA
-FINALIST of SOCIAL DISTANCING HOUSING BLOCK Competition
EcoHAUS is a sustainable housing block that features shared terraces and pragmatic living solutions. All units converge around 1,512sqm of terraces that foster leisure and interaction, and encourage agriculture and collaboration—by providing users the opportunity to grow food right outside their doorsteps.
The structure largely self-sustains through simple technologies such as solar windows for electricity, daylighting, and natural ventilation; rainwater harvesting for agriculture and greywater usage; and collective farming. At the core, a 168sqm vegetation wall spanning all floors serves as a produce hub that employs hydroponic farming, and solar energy through a photovoltaic skylight system.
EcoHAUS can accommodate a total of 55 users through multiple 25sqm square pods. By utilizing modularity, configuring and combining these pods create different unit combinations. The unit with the biggest capacity, the three-pod loft is shown on the Unit Image.
Each unit, regardless of size, is efficiently planned into three zones: Contaminated Zone which includes the genkan, washroom, shoes and clothing storage, and laundry area; Buffer Zone which includes the living, dining and kitchen areas; and Sanitized Zone which includes all bedrooms, private bathrooms, and office/multi-use space. Spaces are designed to enhance residential dwelling by providing users the necessities within their reach.
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