Anti-Poche House


Yale School of Architecture
Critic: Miriam Peterson

Asked to reconsider minimums in dwelling, I ordered a house in a gradient of thermal and wet utilities. The anti-poche house redistributes the wet wall into occupiable space. Five rooms are arranged enfilade under a water collecting roof. At the porch, collection tanks double as thermal storage. Dining, a free space, is serviced to either side. Sleeping is condensed into insulated bed-boxes that vent to the exterior capturing fresh air. The water heater takes center in the bathroom—a hearth of sorts—while circulation bends around to the kitchen and then exits again.