Sustainable, Affordable Housing
The Slice House is a comfortable family home. It forms an extruded box from which slices were cut, revealing its shape and functions. A slice in the front of the house places the carport on an incline and conceals the car from the street. A large opposing slice on the south side removes a volume to create a covered sun deck. Other slices give form to the entry, dining room, and several windows.The Slice house is sustainable and will significantly reduce the energy costs of the owners while using readily available technologies. Low winter sunlight enters the large south windows of the great room, heating the concrete floor and moderating temperature changes throughout the day. The high summer sun is blocked by the large roof overhang, allowing the thermal mass to keep the house cool. A Photovoltaic (PV) panel system can be added to further reduce energy consumption.