The pre-designed, modular rooms can be configured in myriad ways: linear, stacking, creating courtyards, or just a lone form. Porches and other outdoor spaces such as breezeways, terraces, and carports serve as the connecting tissue that hold individual living and sleeping rooms together and ensure each Porch House is particular to its place.
The site built porches are relatively inexpensive spaces to both build and maintain (no heating and air conditioning). By showcasing the structural elements of roof construction and exterior walls, porches create a nice textured and volumetric contrast with the simpler spatial experience of the adjacent rooms.

Unconditioned porches are critical aspects of the overall sustainable design strategy and allow each Porch House to adapt to the climate. They create additional shade, foster cross ventilation, and most importantly, provide pleasant and exciting spaces that maximize the connection with the outdoors.

"Site-built porches", like glass breezeways and interior hallways, allow rooms to be connected within a "conditioned" environment while maintaining a connection with the outdoors.
courtyard wall
two story porch
porch
glass connection
hallway
cupola
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