THE ZERO SIX
ABOUT | This development is comprised of six single family townhomes a short stroll from Philadelphia's Laurel Hill Cemetery. Grounded by a red brick base and slate cladding above, these homes borrow elements from their historic surroundings while positing a climate change adapted future. A three-story mansard roof distorts one's perception of height as floor plate locations are blurred. These townhomes front a narrow, human scaled woonerf, or living street, bereft of curbs, rife with plantings, and paved with the reclaimed brick of past structures on site. Designed to meet Passive House's rigorous energy metrics, a solar array allows the project to move one step further: achieving PHIUS+ 2018 Source Zero Energy certification.