When designing the roommate house, our team thought about how the layout of the house will affect the interaction among the roommates. The rooms of the house are separated by the living space with a porch that extends out the front of the space. We wanted to create a house plane that resembles the layout of an apartment. With two rooms set to each side of the house, sharing a common bathroom and storage area. The house includes a large covered porch that will face the pedestrian walkway through the center of the development.
The kitchen is placed at the front of the house next to the porch, so that you can cook and look outside the front of the house to say hello to anyone walking by. Each room includes many vent block windows to allow natural ventilation and the possibility of cross ventilation. Additionally, the bathrooms are pulled from the main form to allow a natural breeze to flow through the bathroom.