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.