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Resilient Housing – Home Place

Homeplace is a term used across North Carolina to describe the place-based forces that cause people to form connections to their buildings, spaces, and landscapes. Homeplace cannot be reduced to any single element of a property or its architecture. Instead, it hints at the intangible web of social, cultural, and environmental relationships that give a place meaning. It acknowledges that good design and good construction can only go so far: They set the stage for the community interactions and local expressions that make a place home.

Homeplace is the result of interdisciplinary work by NC State University College of Design faculty and students, managed through the Coastal Dynamics Design Lab as part of the Hurricane Matthew Disaster Recovery and Resilience Initiative, led by the Coastal Resilience Center, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. It reflects the combined expertise of NC State architects, graphic designers, and landscape architects who have applied best practices in design and planning to the development of architectural and landscape architectural typologies that reflect local character and history while building the future social and physical resilience of flood-prone communities in multiple communities in North Carolina including: Windsor, Seven Springs, Princeville, Lumberton, Fairbluff, and Kinston.

 

  • A ranch house with an L-shaped plan.
  • The Albemarle house plan accommodates family living by featuring a bedroom wing connected to an open kitchen, dining, and living space. It includes a screened porch and prominent roof overhangs that reduce cooling needs in summer but allow natural light during the winter. This house is designed to be built with or without accessibility features, such as wheelchair ramps, depending on the needs of the residents.
  • A rectangular layout common in the region.
  • The Bogue plan features three bedrooms, a porch on the street side, and a porch off the dining room. Adjacent to the bedroom zone is a den/workspace with room for a desk and shelving. This house is designed to be built with or without accessibility features, such as wheelchair ramps, depending on the needs of the residents.
  • This version has spaces that are generously proportioned to accommodate family living. This house is designed to be built with or without accessibility features, such as wheelchair ramps, depending on the needs of the residents.
  • This version of the Bogue plan includes two bedrooms and two baths. The bedroom zone is separated from the open living spaces to provide privacy. Covered porches are located on the front and back of the house.
  • This version of the Bogue plan includes three bedrooms and two baths. Its spaces are generously proportioned in order to accommodate family living. The bedroom zone is separated from the open living spaces to provide privacy. Covered parking and storage areas are available as a result of elevating the house one story.
  • The bedroom zone is separated from the open living spaces to provide privacy. Covered parking and storage areas are available as a result of elevating the house one story.
  • A T-shaped layout with spacious living areas.
  • The Croatan plan is well-suited for family living. It has three bedrooms and contains generous living areas and storage space. The recessed entry provides a shaded outdoor space. The master bedroom and dining room have access to the back porch. This house is designed to be built with or without accessibility features, such as wheelchair ramps, depending on the needs of the residents.
  • This house is designed to be built with or without accessibility features, such as wheelchair ramps, depending on the needs of the residents.
  • The Croatan plan has three bedrooms and contains generous living areas and storage space. The recessed entry provides a shaded outdoor space. The master bedroom and dining room have access to the back porch on the side of the house.
  • Covered parking and storage areas are available as a result of elevating the house one story.
  • The Croatan plan is well suited for family living. It has three bedrooms and contains generous living areas and storage space. The recessed entry provides a shaded outdoor space. The master bedroom has access to the back porch on the side of the house.
  • Two stories, for more space and larger families.
  • The Currituck is a two-story plan that fits four bedrooms into an upstairs space. The lower floor provides living spaces and a generous walk-in pantry for storage. Upstairs there is an open workspace with room for a desk and shelves. A large front porch extends across the front of the house.
  • The Currituck is a two-story plan that fits four bedrooms into an upstairs space.
  • The lower floor provides living spaces and a generous walk-in pantry for storage. Upstairs there is an open workspace with room for a desk and shelves. Porches in the front and back of the house provide covered outdoor spaces.