The active spine

Hashim Ajlouni
ARC605 | Spring 2014

The Active Spine is a proposal for a new design approach for single family housing that is to be applied in Buffalo. The active spine presents a new way of entry treatments. The traditional treatment of a ramp is mainly by situating it on the side of the house, this practically for the shortage of space, since the frontal distance is narrower than the elevation distance. However, the active spine’s treatment for the ramp differs since the main entrance is situated at the elevation side, longer side, of the house. This treatment give more space for placing an accessible ramp.