PATH invites you to imagine the home of the future.
That's because the home of the future is built to look and function exactly the way you want it to. It has the quality and curb appeal of a custom-built home at an affordable price. Its design reflects one guiding principle: A home should adapt to the way you live. . .and live. . .and live. After all, your needs will change over the course of your life; your home should, too.
The PATH Concept Home is a vibrant reflection of the people who live in it, whoever they may be. It recognizes our common need for a healthy and flexible living environment. It promises stronger communities, sustainable development, and a better quality of life for all homeowners.
By 2010, we'll build high quality, individualized homes that buyers can afford - and we'll do it in 20 days.
What will it take?
A new approach to the way homes are built.
The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) is a
HUD-supported program that seeks to improve the quality and value of America's housing by accelerating the use of innovative technologies. This PATH Concept Home is a direct result of PATH's
Technology Roadmap: Whole House and Building Process Redesign, and
Technology Scanning Report. The ideas expressed in the Home reflect the creative contributions of many industry partners.
Many ideas are inspired by and adapted from
Bensonwood Homes' Open-BuiltŪ
design and construction system based on Open Building principles.
The Concept Home, the first of its kind from PATH, is offered as a point of departure for serious inquiry into the future of homebuilding. The architectural model was produced with assistance and support from
Portand Cement Association.
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Content updated on 1/5/2007