The new home, to be located in Kansas City, Kansas, will exceed Habitat’s guidelines for design, budget and buildability, while aiming for the lowest environmental and adverse health impact. The home will feature three bedrooms and two baths, and will maximize the home's response to the environment through natural ventilation principles, recyclable materials, innovative insulation strategies and efficient lighting systems. It will also include a covered front porch, outdoor living room, rainwater collection system and a workshop that opens to a vegetable garden.
The 1 percent for Habitat Initiative is a pilot partnership of Public Architecture and Habitat for Humanity International that matches nonprofit organizations with pro bono design services from Public Architecture’s network of nearly 1,000 architecture firms.
Contact: Tom Lally