Architectural Design

Project Description

The design intent is to maximize communal space and minimize the imprint of permanent fixtures thereby allowing the most user flexibility. The psychological importance of community is paramount to the diagram because the most important space for the psychology of community is the living room, which becomes the largest and most flexible space in this design. This allows the use and activities of the living space to be determined by the user. In addition, minimizing zones of permanent fixtures allows for efficiency of construction and cost. The idea of opening a corner or edge to the context is adaptable to any site and is an important strategy for creating community in this neighborhood and throughout New Haven.