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EEgress House

Project : Commissioned

Program : 3 Unit Housing

Team : Rafael Luna, Dongwoo Yim

Year : 2015-2016

Budget : $720,000

Location : Boston, MA

under construction




Second means of egress is one of the most important building codes that architects should follow in the US. Often the times, the second egress is considered as a redundant staircase that eats up a limited area. 

In the EEgress House, we tried to bring this unavoidable architectural element to the main design factor that makes a unique form of triple decker in Boston. Depending on how you locate these two straight-run staircases, the form of building will change without really compromising required square footage and limited amount of construction budget.