I was asked to create a SketchUp model of this Habitat for Humanity development in Traverse City. I also created this animation and a series of simple, watercolor-style renderings to help unify the animated fly through. The houses are designed by local architect David Hanawalt and are intended to be "net-zero" energy houses. Each house is designed to have a roof-mounted solar panel array and 12"-thick, super-insulated walls.
The development is within a 15-minute walk of Downtown Traverse City, city parks, and two grocery stores. It is also within a 20-minute walk of three schools and Northwestern Michigan College's Main, Maritime, and University Center campuses. It is adjacent to the regional biking/walking trail, Boardman Lake, a community theater, a children's garden, a commercial corridor, and the main branch of the district library. A portion of the site is also to be developed with other types of affordable housing and a mix of office and commercial uses.
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