Award level: Award
Project name: His / Hers House
Project location: Prototype for Quincy, Massachusetts & Panama City, Panama
Firm name: MERGE architects
Jury comments: While located in an open rural setting, the project picks up on themes of micro housing and cohabitation already being tested in dense urban areas. Though specifically designed for a mother and son, this plan could work for many types of co-habitants, including families with “boomerang” kids or those seeking to house their aging parents. The notion of having one kitchen economizes on space and infrastructure. In an urban environment, this could be desirable housing for roommates seeking to take advantage of both private and shared programmatic spaces.
Consultant: Evan Hankin