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    Reducing our impact on this planet requires efficiency. Shifting to smaller, sustainably designed living spaces is a necessity to secure our plan… Read More
    Reducing our impact on this planet requires efficiency. Shifting to smaller, sustainably designed living spaces is a necessity to secure our planet's future. Making a these compact homes affordable, comfortable, functional and attractive is going to be a key factor in their adoption. At this small scale, furniture, interior, exterior, landscape, and construction are deeply entwined. This project was co-developed with fellow design students Tad Osada, Carrianne Seger, Erik Swanson, Hamish Tennent, and Tony Ton. Read Less
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sustainable micro home
 
 
 
Ideas from the initial brainstorms were combined into full house concepts. Light weight materials and slanted walls played key roles in opening up the small space.
A full-sized test structure was constructed to evaluate the solar power implementation as well as passive heating/cooling. A final 1/6th scale architectural model was also constructed to showcase the sips construction.