The reticulated house is designed to be fabricated off-site, and be transported on the back of a flatbed truck to its final location. The house itself is comprised of 9’x10’ modules and is divided into 2 main living volumes, one public, and one private. It adapts to different climates through the on-site configuration: for warmer climates, the main volumes are more offset therefore having more exterior surface area and more “captured” exterior space, and for colder climates, there is more overlap to minimize surface area and heating loads.
The reticulated house is made of stock items such as Structurally Insulated Panels, Cement Board and Zinc Siding, a modular foundation system, and off the shelf windows among others.Honorable Mention in Free Green's Who's Next affordable green home competition
From this view the photo-voltaic array as well as the implied exterior space created by the offset of the main volumes are visible.
The reticulated house is made of prefabricated components intended to be assembled on site. The above diagram shows the component pieces and how they may come together. How exactly it is configured depends on the geographic location- offset in warmer climates, more overlapping in cold. Most of the component materials that make up the modules- which can be shipped via flatbed truck- are stock items.
The master bedroom has direct access to the exterior deck. It also has its own private master bathroom.
This is the view from the front door. To the right is the multi-purpose room. A sliding door wall provides for the privacy of a bedroom, or when open, a direct connection to the living room.
This is the view directly inside the living room doors to the rear deck. To the left is the multi-purpose room and the front door, to the right is the kitchen and dining. Skylights bring light into the house as do the clerestory windows.
This is the view one would see when exiting the multi-purpose room, ahead is the living room, to the far left is the kitchen. The fireplace is from ecosmart fire and the lights above the dining table are made from recycled corrugated cardboard.
The house is generally divided into 2 main volumes- one with the living room, kitchen, dining, mud room, and mechanical room, and the other with the bedroom/multi purpose room and bathrooms. Even with different weather specific configurations, the general layout remains the same. A lower ceiling zone down in between the two volumes provides air conditioning and an interior expression of the connections that take place here.
The section drawings illustrate the relationship between the two main volumes and how that relationship delivers fresh air. The planted roof of the lower volume as well as the porous paving helps reduce water runoff during rain events.