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Maison Reciprocity

ClientSolar Decathlon Europe

Date2014

Launch Project

As a decathlete for Team Reciprocity, I alongside our student-led, student-built, and student-funded team built our entry home, Maison Reciprocity for the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014. The international competition, inspired by the the U.S. Solar Decathlon, challenges collegiate teams from all over the world to design, build, and operate cost effective, energy-efficient and attractive solar-powered houses. The competition took place in June and July 2014 in Versailles, France.

As a reimagined row house to be developed as a four story scheme, Maison Reciprocity was the prototype middle two story scheme. The first floor story, adjacent to the street, would be a commercial space. The next two floors, as shown in the prototype, would be a 1,100 square foot area containing two bathrooms, two versatile spaces (staged as one bedroom and one living room), a dining room and kitchen, and two mechanical closets storing all systems for the passive house.

As part of the interior design team, I played a role in drafting the construction documents. I also was part of the construction team and did most of the installation of the finish panels throughout the interior of the home.

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