2018 January

Senyai project wins the 2017 LIT Design Awards in the Hotel and Restaurant Design category. LIT Design Awards was created with the belief that lighting is an art and a science, and it is one of the most important elements of design.

2017 December

Aisha Han writes about Senyai in The Tartan, Carnegie Mellon’s student newspaper.

2017 November

Senyai project wins The American Architecture Prize, read more in the CMU news article.

HSU House

| Danby, NY | Winter 2010 |

| Single Family House | Built |

The Hsu House, is a small 2200 sq.ft. house designed using passive solar principles to create an inexpensive, energy efficient dwelling for a young family. Rising out of a hillside south of Ithaca in upstate New York, the bifurcating monopitch roof covers a house organized around a three story main living space, which functions as both spatial nexus and a trombe wall assisted ventilation stack. This space is bifurcated by an interior south facing cast-in-place concrete heat sink mass wall, which stores sensible heat and animates light, creating an all season solarium that, in the summer, opens and unfolds into the natural landscape. Exterior surface of the house features solar-responsive siding pattern animating facade color composite from dark to light according to the its orientation.

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Green Building & Design Magazine

| DESIGN PRINCIPALS: Dana Cupkova + Kevin Pratt | DESIGN TEAM: Man Kim, Jamie Pelletier, Monica Freundt, Kyriaki Kasabalis | GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Hansen Design & Construction | MASS WALL FORMWORK FABRICATION: CCC&M, LLC; Frank Parish, Cornell |