coNEXT Connected Home

The coNEXT home rises to meet the challenges of our changing world.  It’s a fully-connected, right-sized residence that embraces the promise of technology while helping to balance its role in our personal lives.  It’s a sub / urban home with a quadfurcated plan consisting of distinct zones of activity.  Each zone offers a unique experience for the inhabitants and is tailored to the needed functionality of the individual family dwelling within.

The primary zone of the house is the social space that includes the living, dining, and kitchen areas which are open to each other and expands outward into the surrounding yard.  Serving as the heart of the house, it’s a place that encourages family and friends to unplug and connect with each other and the natural environment around them.

A counterpoint to this open space is the private zone containing the family’s individual bedrooms and private bathrooms.  Removed from the daily activity of the social space, here you’ll find a quiet location where family members can retreat, rejuvenate, and connect more intimately with their partner, children, or siblings.

The third zone is a flex space designed to evolve with its inhabitants and connect family members over time with room for inter-generational living.  This zone can house additional entertainment space – such as a media room or children’s playroom – an extra guest bedroom, or a secondary living space to be used as an in-law suite for retiring parents or an apartment for a child transitioning into adulthood.

The fourth and final zone is where we discover the point of private-public interchange within the house – the home office.  If the primary zone is the heart of the house, this is serves as its head.  Designed for dual-use or growth over time, this is a work space set aside to foster productivity and connect the entrepreneur, tele-commuter, or ‘gig’ worker with the outside world.

The coNEXT concept is not a dogmatic approach to architecture, but a flexible framework for how to think of residential design in this new American landscape.

The coNEXT home rises to meet the challenges of our changing world.  It’s a fully-connected, right-sized residence that embraces the promise of technology while helping to balance its role in our personal lives.  It’s a sub / urban home with a quadfurcated plan consisting of distinct zones of activity.  Each zone offers a unique experience for the inhabitants and is tailored to the needed functionality of the individual family dwelling within.

The primary zone of the house is the social space that includes the living, dining, and kitchen areas which are open to each other and expands outward into the surrounding yard.  Serving as the heart of the house, it’s a place that encourages family and friends to unplug and connect with each other and the natural environment around them.

Social Zone

A counterpoint to this open space is the private zone containing the family’s individual bedrooms and private bathrooms.  Removed from the daily activity of the social space, here you’ll find a quiet location where family members can retreat, rejuvenate, and connect more intimately with their partner, children, or siblings.

Private Zone

The third zone is a flex space designed to evolve with its inhabitants and connect family members over time with room for inter-generational living.  This zone can house additional entertainment space – such as a media room or children’s playroom – an extra guest bedroom, or a secondary living space to be used as an in-law suite for retiring parents or an apartment for a child transitioning into adulthood.

Flex Zone

The fourth and final zone is where we discover the point of private-public interchange within the house – the home office.  If the primary zone is the heart of the house, this is serves as its head.  Designed for dual-use or growth over time, this is a work space set aside to foster productivity and connect the entrepreneur, tele-commuter, or ‘gig’ worker with the outside world.

Work Zone

The coNEXT concept is not a dogmatic approach to architecture, but a flexible framework for how to think of residential design in this new American landscape.

Check out the coNEXT ideabook on HOUZZ to get a feel for the interior