We believe everyone should have a sustainable place to live regardless of their income level.
Here is an example of that thinking: a house that can be adjusted to its users’ needs while maintaining a connection with its surroundings and natural habitat.
Our post-Hurricane Maria award-winning design for the CAAPPR and CIAPR, “Mi casa Resistente” competition continues to increase in relevance to today’s disaster recovery context. Low or moderate-income, young families and elderly need homes where they feel not only safe and secure but also support a superior lifestyle.
As showcased in the PR College of Architects’ Competition, our house design: Modular, maximized use of the lot space, personalized, protected, sustainable, context-oriented, comfortable, with areas for carport, workshops, gardens, and most important – economical.
Because of its modular construction, this building can be built with minimally skilled labor making it more available to a broader range of family circumstances.
A kit of parts permits a nearly infinite number of possibilities: enclosures, bedrooms, layouts, and floor heights, can all be adjusted for the specific site and lifestyle needs of the individual resident.
Meeting the needs of many of today’s residents will require storm-resistant housing on the island of Puerto Rico with one small house – YSA’s “Kit Haus.”