Architectural Design: New Haven Test
The Minimum Dwelling was designed in response to the client’s request for a two unit micro-home prototype with a 500ft2 owner unit and a 300ft2 tenant unit. This requirement was manipulated to accommodate 3 equal units stacked up to 3 stories to better fit into New Haven’s large housing stock. An efficient plan allows for prefabrication and customization, while its slender profile permits this prototype’s constructability on a variety of neglected narrow sites. The additional third unit not only increases the scale of the micro-home, but increases ‘eyes-on-the-street’, neighborhood density, return for the developer, while being mindful to the spatial needs of a growing family.
Selected for development by Team C in part II of the Building Project - here