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Postgreen Homes releases information on nine new homes in Fishtown
Hybrid Construction, the builder on record, has built multiple Postgreen projects. Over the last five years they have gained extensive knowledge working in green construction. The property has been under construction since May of 2016 and Hybrid is currently adding exterior insulation.
Postgreen Homes has an unconventional project naming strategy (i.e. Awesometown, Duplexcellence, Folsom Powerhouse, etc.).The project names typically incorporate an aspect of the previous property before development starts. In keeping with tradition, Postgreen has dubbed this new project 'Arbor House', to honor the previous green space and large Walnut trees previously occupying the space.
Chad Ludeman, President of Postgreen Homes, describes the new development:
Jenny Sabin Studio, based out of Ithaca, NY, is working with Postgreen Homes to design the exterior. The above rendering shows what the exterior could look like. Sabin is a professor at Cornell University and principal of her studio where she is a leader in 21st century architectural practice. She has worked with Nike, the National Science Foundation and Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, and won multiple prestigious awards including the Architectural League Prize. She was also awarded a Pew Fellowship and named a USA Knight Fellow. Sabin worked previously with Postgreen to design the railings and benches at Folsom Powerhouse.
Sabin describes the Arbor House facade, Light Web, as "a spatial and architectural mural materialized at the scale of the building facade. Inspired by local organic growth systems, our algorithmic design integrates phenomena of light, human engagement, and a branching system with very simple emergent patterns that operate within architectural constraints. Featuring passive shading, "Light Web" undulates across the stoops, bays, and windows as laser cut steel panels, etched virock and responsive lighting offering both sustainable and functional features as well as levity and light in the neighborhood,"
"Arbor House takes our desire to work with more talented artists to merge art and architecture into our projects to a level we've never tried before. There will be layers of vines in multiple materials enveloping the project and will no doubt be something Philly has ever seen on a building of this scale," Ludeman explains.
Arbor House features nine units ranging in size from 950 - 1650 ft2. Each unit has two bedrooms and either one or two bathrooms. Four of the units will be feature backyards and three more will have roof decks. The units have triple pane windows, energy star HVAC and super insulation. Develop Philly, a leading team from Keller Williams, will be selling the four units at 2324 Memphis Street first. The remaining five units at 2328 Memphis Street will be available at a later date.
About Postgreen Homes (http://postgreenhomes.com/
Postgreen Homes is a real estate development company committed to building energy efficient, healthy and architecturally signficant bulidings. They have been buliding modern and customizable homes in Philadelphia, PA since 2008. These homes have been recognized locally and nationally as superior examples of green buliding and sustainable development
About Jenny Sabin Studio (http://jennysabin.com/
Jenny Sabin Studio is an experimental architecture, design and art studio based in Ithaca, NY. The studio investigates the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design, fabrication and production of material structures. They collaborate with scientists and engineers and employ architects, designers and artists.
About Develop Philly, Keller Williams
Develop Philly and the Courtney Ludeman team has long term real estate experience and vast knowledge of the industry. They are one of the leading teams at Keller Williams and make clients their number one priority.
Jenny Sabin Studio
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