Single Family Residential

New Construction
1,800 SF
Philadelphia, PA: Fishtown

Outlet reimagines a couple’s unique street-to-street urban lot with the addition of a new outbuilding connected to their existing residence through an open garden terrace. Referencing a historical model prevalent in Philadelphia, Outlet articulates its use –rental unit (living) atop an artist studio (workshop) -- through the abstracted form of a carriage house, while its defining arched window is transposed from the stonework of a neighboring 1800’s church.  Prioritizing a sustainable environment for the client’s family and guests, the design team utilized Passive House principles to inform the project’s technical development.  As evidence of the home’s elevated standards of healthy living, the rental unit has been adapted to serve first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing frontline workers with isolated access to clean air and comfortable seclusion.

Arch Diagram


Zero Energy Ready Homes Certification

0.69 EUI (2.23 pEUI)

1.29 ACH 50

5.36 kW Solar Panel Array
Energy Recovery Ventilation
Foam-free assemblies
All electric systems
Reduced heating and cooling system size
Energy-Star appliances
High interior air quality


Builder: Future & Sons

Energy Verifier: DSB Energy 

Structural Engineer: Larsen & Landis

Solar Provider: Solar States

Photography: Sam Oberter