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South Elevation : The Orientation Matches Tree Line Succession

A Rethinking of Budget
In departing from the modern sense of home construction, compilation of a budget for this prototype inherently
opens the debate surrounding decision-making and green architecture.  It is widely acknowledged that life-cycle
costing methods would provide more favor to conscientious home designs by including energy cost savings and,
more abstractly, accounting for reduction or elimination of externality costs.  However, this falls short of recognizing
the compound and continuous value of sustainable housing as an interweave of systems, and it still places too
much value on benefits received today as opposed to tomorrow or hundred years from now. By rejecting the
tendency towards immediacy and, likewise, first cost dependency, a true representation of sustainable value can be
achieved by explicitly recognizing the adaptive, renewal, cooperative, evolutionary, and longevity characteristics of the
home.  This design explores the concepts in that debate by including all five traits.


Mitchell Joachim, PhD
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