Originally produced for ARCH 2020: Radical Domesticity with Professor Maria Aragarun-Gonzalez at the UVA School of Arch, Spring 2019

This housing exploration utilizes connectiveness and horizontality to create a perfect living situation for couples. The idea is that two separate couples can live under the same roof to share common spaces. On each end of the house, a couple has access to a bedroom, bathroom, and closet space. The ends of the house each have a front door so that each couple can have their own private space. These more private spaces are lower in height and utilize a more closed off materiality. In the middle of the house, the two couples can share a kitchen, living, and dining room area. This middle space privileges openness via higher ceilings and more windows, allowing the space to be filled with beautiful lighting. The spaces directly outside of the open box living room space are the semi-private lawn spaces that each couple gets to themselves. This radical housing proposal focuses on sharing. By having two different couples share utilities, it cuts down on housing costs for everyone. At the same time, the organization of the space fosters connections to everyone living in the house. This connective tissue of shared housing also allows for a varying degree of privacy for each tenant. This balance between public and private spaces creates a spectrum of individual to collective spaces, catering to the personality of each individual.

Flow is a space to connect