Mi Casa

Multi-Family Affordable Housing
New Construction
Varies 1,600 SF - 2,150 SF (Scattered Site)
Philadelphia, PA: Norris Square

Mi Casa proposes four typologies of multi-family non-market housing to be deployed across nine sites, with the potential to expand to 70+ sites. Collaborating with the Norris Square Community Alliance, this project works to embrace the colorful existing architecture of Norris Square and the Puerto Rican roots of many of its residents through use of visual and structural techniques, such as maintaining the porch as a gathering space.  It integrates Passive House principles and pushes beyond standards for accessible design to cultivate an inclusive environment for a vibrant community.

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STRATEGIES

Urban Infill Development

All-Electric Systems

Energy Recovery Ventilation

Energy-Star Appliances

CONTRIBUTORS

Developer: Norris Square Community Alliance

Structural Engineer: Ann Rothmann Structural Engineering

MEP Engineer: Hutec Engineering

Owner's Representative: Shift Capital