graham brenton mckay
Non-Algorithmic Housing I
This project uses the plans and units of the early Cabin project, but links the floors in a variety of ways and creates a loose aggregation of units. It is simple enough to design a tiny house but the purpose is defeated if they are designed as tiny detached houses occupying premium property. The problem is how to aggregate them without sacrificing privacy. The project was also an exercise in designing for maximum variation but with a minimum of means. That economy of means also extended to the design process, with a rough-cut foam model being used to settle the massing and check sight lines and distances.
Proof of concept was established. The configuration is infinitely extendable and a high degree of variation is possible. The variety of spaces within the development is pleasing.