The Breezeway House


The Breezeway House

Trevor Boyle

Using passive airflow design from hospital architecture, this rapid shelter is a breath of fresh air.

Conceptual Idea Only


1 resident / 1 bedroom

$50,000 / resident

Medium Term (1-10 years)

60 days offsite0 days onsite

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Breezeway is a modern solution based off historical precedence. It provides mobile overflow housing for pandemic environments.
The design is Florida-specific study, meant to operate easily in the hot-humid climate by promoting passive ventilation. Studies into local projects helped integrate the Breezeway into its context. An obvious precedent would include the dogtrot style of cracker houses. These homes built in the state before mechanical heating and cooling used a corridor between two building masses to draw in natural breezes. Breezeway also draws from local ideas such as the Umbrella House’s elevated canopy that shields both the home and exterior gathering space.
Breezeway homes rolled out to hospital parking lots allow for quarantined living spaces of frontline caregivers as a place of respite in-between shifts. They can just as easily be brought to neighborhoods to provide a space for exposed or susceptible family members to be near their loved ones but not in close contact.

  • Quoted Total Cost: $50,000
  • Planned Occupancy (1 person/bed): 1 bed
  • Estimated Cost Per Bed: $50,000
  • Quote’s Total Interior Square Footage: 370 sqft
  • Quote Includes # Units: 1 unit
  • Used for Shelter Before: Not used as shelter yet
  • Readiness: Conceptual Idea Only
  • In Stock / Ready to Ship Today: No
  • Manufacturer Identified and Available: N/A
  • Setup Speed: <90 days
  • Setup Difficulty: Low skill (RV, tent)
  • % Built Onsite: <10% – Arrives Ready, Almost All Built/Assembled Off-Site
  • Portability: Mobile (on wheels)
  • Intended Use of Shelter: Medium Term (1-10 years)



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