Hearth House

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The close proximity of adjacent houses in the sliver lots of New Haven present the challenge of bringing sufficient light and ventilation into the house.  The Hearth House establishes a strategy to unify the building systems into a central core that creates an open and flexible plan, from which the building can expand and contract depending on site conditions.  In addition, the hearth punctures the roof, shifting the planes of a traditional gable bringing light and air into the home.