Maison Reciprocity

With Maison Reciprocity, Team Réciprocité strives to reinvent modern living in row house neighborhoods. As a low-rise multi-family housing structure with low environmental impact, Maison Reciprocity is constructed of entirely green and sustainable building materials and products.

With Maison Reciprocity, Team Réciprocité strives to reinvent modern living in row house neighborhoods by seeking to offer society an answer to the lack of affordable, healthy, high-quality, durable, sustainable, and adaptable housing.

Great Deck
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Team Réciprocité

Maison Reciprocity is a project of Team Réciprocité, a partnership between undergraduate and graduate students of Appalachian State University and Université d’Angers, seeking to offer society an answer to the lack of affordable, healthy, high-quality, durable, sustainable, and adaptable housing.
House Views

Design Features

The home features loft-like living in prefabricated modules that allow the home to be separated into three main components, inspired by the balanced, natural ecosystem of Aspen tree colonies:

CHORD – Container for High-performance Operation, Recirculation, and Distribution – is a central component that contains all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, as well as a staircase, galley kitchen, laundry, two bathrooms, and two mechanical spaces.

Urban Shell – Creates the structural and insulating enclosure for the home, as well as the livable spaces.

“Living” Brise-Soleil – Harnesses solar energy to power the home, shades the home to prevent overheating, and manages rainwater.

Active Systems

Active Systems

Indoor Outdoor

Indoor Outdoor

Interior Volumes

Interior Volumes

Vegetation

Vegetation

Ventilation

Ventilation

Solar Decathlon Europe 2014 En France Appalachian State University Université Angers
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