Architectural Design: New Haven Test

Project Description

This project responds to the problem of the minimal dwelling through a bifurcated architectural language that juxtaposes density and openness. The design process began by categorizing the functions and meta-functions of the dwelling – what the house does and what it allows one to do. By packing the functions of the home into a compact, reproducible unit, living spaces are freed. The result is a scheme in which the biological operations of the house take place in a single unit, while two light frame living units emerge parasitically from its mass.