hefferlin + kronenberg develops fairmount avenue townhomes hefferlin + kronenberg develops fairmount avenue townhomes
mar 30, 2014

hefferlin + kronenberg develops fairmount avenue townhomes

hefferlin + kronenberg develops fairmount avenue townhomes
photo by harlan hambright
all images courtesy of hefferlin + kronenberg architects

 

 

 

designed for the chattanooga housing authority, ‘fairmount avenue townhomes’ is an 18-unit residential development in tennessee, USA. the project, completed by hefferlin + kronenberg architects, is built in the saltbox vernacular common to the region – with long sloping roofs perfectly angled for photovoltaic panels.

 

consisting of 9 three bedroom units and 9 two bedroom units, the scheme offers sustainable and affordable accommodation for a range of potential clients. three all-weather pathways are provided to better connect the project to the surrounding pedestrian circulation system and adjacent amenities. the topography of the scheme’s location enabled the buildings to both make use of sunlight and provide shade where needed.

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the residential development has been designed for the chattanooga housing authority
photo by harlan hambright

 

 

 

receiving LEED platinum certification, the structure’s form naturally provides attic insulation, while the design maximizes access to natural light. an array of 189 photovoltaic panels are attached to the roof providing roughly 10% of the townhomes’ total electrical needs. the dwellings are oriented to maximize daylight and passive solar heating to further reduce the load on the grid.

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the scheme is built in the saltbox vernacular common to the region
photo by harlan hambright

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the properties offer sustainable and affordable accommodation for a range of potential clients
photo by harlan hambright

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all-weather pathways connect the project to the surrounding pedestrian circulation system
photo by harlan hambright

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the development consists of 9 three bedroom units and 9 two bedroom units
photo by harlan hambright

hefferlin-+-kronenberg-fairmount-avenue-townhomes-designboom-02
the topography of the scheme’s location enabled the buildings to both make use of sunlight
photo by harlan hambright

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long sloping roofs are perfectly angled for photovoltaic panels
photo by harlan hambright

 

  • Impressive and attractive. Congratulations.

    Ron Smith says:

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