Aug 31, 2007
THE TREAD LIGHTLY HOUSE
This modular house prototype lightly touches the earth, demonstrating new ways in which architecture can reduce our collective ecological footprint and help to minimize the impact of the built environment on nature. It was originally designed for a site where building footprint had to be small due to the presence of nearby wetlands.
This prototype utilizes an ecologically friendly modular design which is fast and easy to built. It saves energy, time, money, and natural resources through a process in which the prefabricated units are created in a factory rather than on-site, allowing site work and building production to then take place simultaneously.