Prototype Sustainable House

Housing and Urban Development


Location: Mississippi, U.S.A

Designers: Michael Berk, Salvador Gil, Jason Pressgrove

Consultant: Pliny Fisk (CMPBS)


The project focus is to examine the Mobile Home and propose a sustainable alternative to this "lower priced housing unit". Issues of maintenance such as utility/energy costs and the deterioration of building construction indicate that this is not a model which can continue indefinitely. At a conceptual level, this model could work (environmentally) if all the materials used were -designed for disassembly (DFD)- and fully recycled back to the manufacturers in order to be completely reintegrated into another new home.