'R-house' by della valle bernheimer and architecture research office
all images courtesy della valle bernheimer
'R-house' by american firm della valle bernheimer in collaboration with architecture research
office (ARO), is a prototype for a residence in syracuse, new york. it was the winner of syracuse
university’s 'from the ground up' competition. the project presents an affordable, innovative
paradigm for minimal to net-zero energy consumption embodied in architecture that aims to
perform in terms of cost and sustainability. wrapped within its iconic exterior are expansive,
luminous spaces that require only the equivalent energy of a hair dryer for heating. this efficient
plan can be tailored to meet the needs of different families and is readily adaptable as these needs
change over time. designed for high economic and practical performance, 'R-house' strengthens
the physical and social structure of the westside neighborhood.
construction progress of the 'R house'