Self+Tucker Architects

Habitat for Humanity Uptown Memphis Housing Prototypes

6 prototype homes built on multiple sites in the Uptown Memphis community. These homes had to fit on narrow sites in an existing neighborhood context. In addition, the homes had to meet the Uptown design standards and Habitat sustainability standards. These prototypes are three, four and five bedroom homes all with two baths. One bath is fully ADA accessible. The homes feature open plans that combine the living, dining and kitchen areas. Sites are typically rear loaded with parking pads. A slab-on-grade foundation allows for full ADA accessibility. Simple shading, orientation and ventilation principles were used to maximize the dwelling’s responsiveness to the environment. The rear entry was positioned in such a way to create usable outdoor space and encourage families to spend more time outdoors. The homes meet MLGW EcoBUILD requirements to reduce energy consumption and incorporate sustainable practices. In addition, the designs align with Memphis Habitat’s mission to build simple, decent homes and communities for people in need.