SPACES LANDSCAPES PROTOTYPES SIMULATION GEOMETRY ENVIRONMENTS ECOLOGIES
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.

M_House System

| Buffalo, NY | Summer 2009 |

| Single Family House | Proposal |

The M_House system is intended for the design and fabrication of ecologically friendly homes. It is derived from a reversal of the Butler Building frame. The 'M' morphology allows for better lighting control, water capture and snow collection for insulating purposes. It uses an assembly process in which prefabricated panels and ribs are brought together to form prefabricated modules which are then shipped to the site and joined. The M_House is composed of two basic elements – ribs and panels. The 16” depth of the rib allows the infill panels to be staggered, enabling the appearance of curvilinear form using only flat stock materials. The parametric meta-model enables the rapid reconfiguration of the basic frame component sequence in response to specific climate and programmatic needs. Thus, effectively enabling to test multiple morphological, performative and programmatic strategies. The linear nature of the system means that later extension is simple, encouraging the design of small, potentially enlargeable dwellings. Panels and ribs are easily disassembled for either relocation or recycling.

Inhabitat
Contemporary Green Prefab, Monsa: Amazon

| DESIGN PRINCIPALS: Dana Cupkova + Kevin Pratt | DESIGN TEAM: Monica Freundt, Kyriaki Kasabalis, Jamie Pelletier |