Project profile: Factor 10 House (F10)
In 2000, the City of Chicago Departments of Environment and Housing sponsored a national competition to identify creative modifications to their existing New Homes for Chicago program that incorporate innovative, sustainable building practices. Factor 10 House's cutting edge design was one of five affordable case-study designs chosen for construction and was completed in summer 2003.
F10's design is a straightforward response to four primary considerations: a narrow City site with adjacent buildings, a a modular design, an open 1,234-ft2 floor plan plus a 605-ft2 conditioned, unfinished basement, and a solar chimney incorporated into the stairwell.
(2004 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects recipient)