A new affordable housing project is coming to Haliburton County. Working with Williamson Williamson Architects, designed for women and children, this nine-fourplex passive-house development will add 35 new units to the county, helping to bridge the gap for low-income housing using wood construction.
Architect Magazine writes:
“The sustainability mission for Gull River Housing is to create comfortable healthy living spaces, lifestyle and affordability through great design, energy savings, and durability.”
“Consisting of nine fourplex buildings, the houses feature sets of reciprocating sloped roof profiles that define the array of units on the site while providing sheltered front entrances and rear patio spaces focused upon the river beyond. Each ground floor unit is designed to be accessible, and all the houses are engineered to receive PHIUS+ certification.
Clad in cedar and metal roofing, colour is used at grade to articulate and differentiate the units. An array of tones drawn from the spring and fall colours that line the river ensure that each family has a unique entrance. The sloping roofs also help to distinguish the units and blur the ‘sameness’ that can be associated with affordable housing.”
Read more about the project here.