Now House – A Winner of the SECCA Open Competition
The Now House Project Inc., a design studio in Toronto, specializes in retrofitting older houses, with a focus on wartime homes. Their most recent project is a two-storey, 60-year-old house in Toronto. It was one of the twelve winning designs for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s EQuilibrium Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative, which aims to generate public interest in eco-friendly design.
The open competition drew 440 entries from six countries. Applicants were required to use Habitat for Humanity house plans and write essays about their homes and the HOME House project. The competition featured a wide range of architectural styles, including contemporary, traditional, and historic. The project aims to provide affordable and environmentally sustainable homes for people leaving care. Interested applicants were asked to submit an essay about their ideas for the homes and describe the impact of the projects on their local communities.
While the River House was unused for decades, its co-founders saw an opportunity to revitalize the building by fostering creativity, culture, and collaboration. By restoring and preserving the building, the new River House is a model for energy efficiency, helping a growing creative sector thrive in the area. The renovation has also preserved many of the original details of the building, including the stately structure and historic furnishings. The project combines cutting-edge technology with elegant architecture.
The SECCA open competition drew 440 submissions from six countries. The project team is made up of nonprofit development agency MBD Community Housing Corporation and real estate developer Trinity Financial. They will work closely with the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, which owns nearly 700 buildings. The Now House program is set to benefit about 125 older WECHC homes. The WECHC’s chief executive believes the retrofitted homes could save his agency as much as $3,500 per year.
The Now House project was launched in September 2018 and supports local authorities in their efforts to build and renovate older homes. The organization works with the local authorities to build and maintain these houses and provides support to these individuals. The national house project is a key component of the initiative, and the National House Project aims to build as many houses as possible in these areas. The goal is to create homes that are both affordable and environmentally responsible. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, launched the project, which enables designers to envision an increasingly sustainable future.
In addition to this project, the SECCA has a number of other projects. The SECCA is the nonprofit organization that manages local House Projects in New York. It is committed to promoting green design and affordable housing. In August 2018, the SECCA open competition attracted 440 entries from six different countries. The winners were chosen after a rigorous selection process, and their works are now being built across the country. They include essays and a detailed description of the project, which will be shared with the public.