Drexel Turner enlisted the support of the Menil Collection, the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston, and the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation, the most vigorous of Houston's community development corporations in the 1990s, to demonstrate that affordable housing of the type built by Habitat for Humanity did not have to consist of depressing little boxes. Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates donated the design for a 20 × 40–foot, two-story, gable-roofed house with front porch that is a miracle of spatial economy with three bedrooms and 1,450 square feet that is compact on the outside and surprisingly spacious inside.
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Habitat for Humanity Demonstration Houses
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