The question to be answered was;
"How do you design a home that someone living below the poverty line can afford, but that anyone would want - while also providing a living wage for the local construction team that builds it?
And the answer is this:
"The houses are designed to appear to be sort of normative, but they're really high-performance little machines in every way,"
For over a decade, architecture students at Rural studio in West Alabama have worked to find the answer and after years of building prototypes, the team finished their first pilot project in the real world.
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