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ArchitectureBoston: HouseZero

Drawing of HouseZero workroom.

Carl Solander published a review of HouseZero in the Fall 2017 edition of Architecture Boston, a quarterly publication of the Boston Society of Architects. After touring the constructions site with CGBC Founding Director Ali Malkawi, he notes that he was “struck by the incongruence between the project’s lofty goals and the entirely ordinary appearance of the building during demolition.” He goes on to describe the project’s “laudable” performance goals and use of computational intelligence to intensify the impact of known heating and cooling strategies. “If successful,” he writes, “our understanding of the capacity of passive may well be transformed by this modestly scaled building and its active components. This is not a superinsulated sealed box, but a building that breathes with yogic discipline.” Read the entire piece online here.