Case Study #7
photo credit: Useful Waste Initiative
An affordable housing project nestled alongside a natural wetlands. The team integrated healing and health into the building, which was reflected in the mock-up.
drawings and permission by CHA
Cost: Mock-up allowance $15,000
Floor construction: Donating a mock-up with a floor assembly complete is important. This mock-up did not have a fully complete floor and posed a challenge to repurpose and add-on the full floor after the walls were constructed. Volunteers worked together to jack-up the walls and reframe a complete floor below.
Forklift maneuvering: the H4A site is underneath the Morrison Bridge which creates a tight space for construction and set-up. We had an experienced forklift operator, Toma Solano, who skillfully got the mock-up off the truck and into its final location.
Carleton Hart Architecture
volunteers from Hygiene4All, City Repair Project, and PSU School of Architecture
Project construction team donated 3-wall mock-up (without floor and roof)
Gerlock transportation and Cascadia Clusters delivered and transported mock-up to Hygiene4All site location
Approx. 3 days build with volunteers.