Ecohouse Design Project
2010 Home Sweet Home Competition Entry
University Of Waterloo
Redefining family living for an environmentally sensitive site
Team Members: Xiaowen Xu, Dennis Tang
The Barnhouse was a proposal for a competition requesting for an eco-friendly family home for seven in the town of Kapuskasing, Ontario. The result was an open-concept family home with a fully glazed south wall, with small portholes lining the north façade. The design of the home accommodates the family of seven, from birth, to childhood, upwards to adolescence for the five children.