The best way to think of New House is: one building, divided into six physical structures, shared by nine different living groups.
All six physical houses are connected by the "arcade" on the first floor of the building. In addition, houses 1, 2, 3 and 4, and 5 and 6 are connected diagonally on the second through fifth floors. It's a bit confusing, but you can figure it out when you come visit us in the fall :).
The rooms in these six physical houses are divided into nine living groups, which, to make things confusing on purpose, are also called "houses" (except for one) As if that's not enough, four of these houses are "numbered" houses.
Numbered Houses (remember, these are living groups):
Cultural Houses (these are living groups, too):
Floorplans are courtesy MIT Facilities.
New House • 471 Memorial Drive • Cambridge, MA 02139 • (617) 253-6561