Monterey Bay Competition
Monterey, CA, 2004
Since construction costs between affordable housing and comparable market-rate housing are often equivalent, infrastructure and land-use arrangements hold the greatest opportunities for achieving affordability. Shared Streets…Shared Roofs is a resource-based neighborhood planning proposal focused on civil infrastructure with a conception of the house as an extension of the street. The goal is greater resource efficiency while enhancing social and aesthetic capital. This honors conservationists’ “factor four principle” of doubling wealth while halving resource use. The proposed neighborhood transect is a mosaic of shared “green” streets, photo-voltaic motor courts, building light courts, patios, and individual dwelling units.