Aesthetics, assistance work well together
Habitat for Humanity home blends into a historic district in Savannah
SIDEBAR ARTICLE:new house is one of only two such homes in the USA, the first in a pilot program that is a collaboration between the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America (ICA&CA) and the U.S. Area Office of Habitat for Humanity International. (The other house is in Rochester, N.Y., and a third groundbreaking is scheduled this spring in Washington, D.C.)
"It's a perfect model in how we try to integrate new architecture into an urban environment," adds Scott Singeisen, chair of the Department of Architecture at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Mark McDonald, executive director of the Historic Savannah Foundation, thinks so, too.
HEADLINE: 'Neighborly' is the new way
A Pattern Book for Neighborly Houses is a guide architects and builders can use to construct a "neighborly" house in areas where Habitat for Humanity homes might not otherwise be welcome.
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Would there be resistance in your communit if Habitat were to buld in your Historic District ? even if they followed this example ?