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Latest Photos
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Here are some photos of the almost completed Unity House....more Latest Photos
On Site Photos
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Construction photos from the Unity job site....more On Site Photos

Time Lapse Video
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See Open_2 assembled in a time lapse video....more Time Lapse Video

Assembly On Site At Unity
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See the first modules hoisted into position.....more Assembly On Site At Unity

Logistics
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May 30, 2008 - Loading the 5 trucks that will bring the prefabricated components to Unity, Maine...more Logistics

Construction Photos
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View the latest photos from our New Hampshire shop...more Construction Photos

Concepts
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The OPEN_2 Prototype will be designed and fabricated to accommodate centuries of change in technologies, occupancy and use. This will be expressed....more Concepts

Goals
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The OPEN Prototype Initiative is a joint venture into rethinking the way we build homes in the US. A collaboration between Bensonwood, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and other construction industry members...more Goals

Design
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The President's Cottage will be an integral part of the landscape, not just an object in it....more Design

Structure
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The load bearing structure on OPEN_2 is designed very simply, utilizing glue- laminated lumber. Partially visible steel connectors are used to join the individual components....more Structure

Mechanical and Utility
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The mechanical core is the working space of the home. It will contain the kitchen and bathrooms, as well as...more Mechanical and Utility

Net-Zero
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Designed for Net-Zero energy performance, Unity House utilizes...more Net-Zero

Environmental Responsibility
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The OPEN_2 project carries a high level of environmental visibility. Bensonwood has always been a forerunner...more Environmental Responsibility

3d Interactive Model
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Download a 3d .pdf model...more 3d Interactive Model

LEED
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The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating....more LEED

Links
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Links for more information...more Links

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