Net Positive Studio Presents St. John Prototype

Our studio presented the net positive house to jurors on the final presentation of our semester and Kermer Jury on May 4th and May 8th via zoom. We were grateful to have Prof. Todd Gabbard (Associate Professor K-State), Prof. Judy Gordon (Associate Professor K-State), Prof. Leslie Gordon (Associate Professor K-State), Donna Schenck-Hamlin (Program Associate-KSU CenterContinue reading “Net Positive Studio Presents St. John Prototype”

Net Positive Studio Reviews Resilient Architecture

Following the protocols of social distancing, the Net Positive Studio too has transitioned into online learning. As our focus shifted from building prefab to intensive research for our book, we realized this phenomenon was a perfect time to reflect on the purpose of our future careers. After an extended two-week spring break, the Net positive studio got together to talk about theirContinue reading “Net Positive Studio Reviews Resilient Architecture”

The Net Positive Studio Begins Prefabrication

The 28th of February saw the first of our material shipments arrive (the largest part of our lumber order), marking our studio’s shift from the classroom to the workshop. While we didn’t have all the materials needed to start panel fabrication, we had some prep work that needed to take place before fabrication. Materials neededContinue reading “The Net Positive Studio Begins Prefabrication”

Net Positive Studio Designs Casework for the St. John Prototype

The decision of the studio was to build custom casework for our design project.  Since we are designing a residence with a very small footprint, we were faced with providing storage in a home in which it is essential to utilize the square footage efficiently.  We strived to provide a place for people to notContinue reading “Net Positive Studio Designs Casework for the St. John Prototype”

Net Positive Studio Designs Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing Work for the St. John Prototype

In our Net+ House, we considered not only insulation, openings, orientation but also considered efficient MEP systems to solve our purpose. The mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment are selected based on their energy-saving property, efficiency, and cost. We used Mitsubishi – 30k BTU – M-Series Multi-Position Air Handler. The SVZ-KP air handler includes an ECMContinue reading “Net Positive Studio Designs Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing Work for the St. John Prototype”

Studio Presents Final Design

The end of the semester arrived, and it was time to reveal all our hard work. Architects from BNIM, El Dorado, the Kansas City Design Center and professors from the college came to see the results of the Net-Positive Studio. We all had worked on so much to get to this point. Site analysis ofContinue reading “Studio Presents Final Design”

Build SMART and Studio 804 Tour

              In order to better prepare for our own construction, we needed to learn from experienced leaders in the design-build studio and prefab process. There was no better place to start than Lawrence, Kansas. Although our Wildcat pride was at stake, Studio 804 has been building their own projects for years and have even madeContinue reading “Build SMART and Studio 804 Tour”