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 Center [...]

Net Positive Studio Update

The Net Positive Studio was critiqued by four faculty within K-State’s Department of Architecture on Friday, April 17 via Zoom videoconference, reviewing the studio’s progress and development through an ongoing compilation of a book highlighting all the work completed in the 2019-2020 academic year. This collaborative effort outlines and explains the research, processes, and design [...]

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 their [...]

Studio Pivot

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. No matter how carefully a project is planned, complications may arise. Unfortunately, just when prefabrication was ramping up in the shop, we learned that all campus activities would be shut down in accordance with Kansas State University’s response to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and [...]

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 ECM [...]