FLUID NETWORKS Pittsburgh,PA
Fall 2014 | Eddy Man Kim, Mick McNutt and Dana Cupkova
in collaboration with Fah Kanjanavanit
Located in the Strip District of Pittsburgh, these eco-machine housing units provide a sustainable community. The housing varies with single and triple bedroom along with inland or river-front housing. Using the site’s location adjacent to the river, this project uses living machines to clean the blackwater before being released into the river. Solar energy is also utilized by using the solar thermal collectors located on the N-S oriented housing to reduce the carbon footprint and make the community close to being self-sufficient. Water channels act as dividers for the community and enrich the experience of the residents.