Architectural Design: Reduction and Recombination


Project Description

Dwelling Code

The Minimum Dwelling Code is represented as a collection of standard household appliances required to support a family of 3. Its 212ft2footprint is determined by the minimum amount of space required to operate these appliances – no more, no less. As a statement of our material excess, it exists within the ghosted volume of the 2,492ft2 typical United States household.

Reduction and Recombination

This experiment combines the Minimum Dwelling Code to Corbusier’s Mill Owner’s Association Building exterior staircase. The durability of the Minimum Dwelling Code is tested with the incline of Corbusier’s staircase, carved out of a concrete monolith of the typical United States household to further demonstrate our gluttonous attitude to space and material.