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Casita Anderson

In the exploration of perfection, 180 Degrees Principal Architect John Anderson AIA faced his biggest challenge yet. He designed a home for his mother. He decided to design a one bedroom, one bathroom casita behind his own house. It comes equipped with a living room, kitchen, and pantry. Sliding glass doors were installed to give the living room a bigger feel. Anderson used the outside courtyard to extend her space as well. Even though they share a courtyard, a private entrance for his mom was made in order for them to live separate lives while still being an arm reach away. The casita was built with a wood framing. It was finished with faster soffits and vented metal cladding. The vented metal panels keep the casita cooler during the summer in order to combat the east-facing glass doors. Instead of traditional air conditioning, we used spaces in-between the ceiling and walls with a heat recovery vehicle to help air circulate through these spaces. Every space, inside and outside, are handicap accessible.

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Residential 

Phoenix, Arizona

750

 

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