This project attempts to replace the old system of pure cookie-cutter homes as a means of building efficiently, and instead relies on parametric
modeling, site input data, scripting, with an outcome of mass-customized housing that could revolutionize how homes are built. This example
proposal started with a base house unit, then a series of digital parameters were developed that would modify this house to fit all the various
site conditions, including difficult topography, privacy, parking, yard, and ‘guaranteed’ mountain views. The outcome is a series of homes that
are all individual, adapted to a tricky site, fit the varying needs of each family, and meet the builders need for a fast, automated building process.
This example makes use of a prefabricated concrete shell, with movable wood-panel walls that the family can re-arrange to fit their needs.
The concrete shell, window systems, and walkway forms are generated automatically via a parametric set of rules set entered into a computer
script. Because of the steep site and need for protection of the fragile desert surroundings, the density is double that of a typical neighborhood,
and very little grading or bulldozing would take place. The backyard is thus placed on the roof, cooling the building, a series of courtyards and
patios are placed inside the building envelope blurring the boundary between outside and in.