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20K Idella’s Home

  • Overview


    Hale County, AL
    5th Year Project

  • Project Team

    Tanner Avery, Caleb Gardner, Whitney Johnson, Samuel Maddox

20K Idella’s Home takes cues from the previous year’s house (20K Eddie’s Home) and continues research into a slab-on-grade foundation and an above-ground tornado safe room. The home, designed to be fully accessible, features a restroom in the center that doubles as a tornado safe room. In plan view, a grout-filled concrete masonry unit (CMU) safe room helps delineate the interior spaces of the kitchen, dining room, and living room. The transition between the gable roof and shed roof breaks up the mass of the square house plan.

Fully accessible with an above-ground tornado safe room bathroom
Benches spanning between the porch’s columns accentuate the large front porch
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