MAX/min House

Multi-Family Housing | Theoretical Site

ARCH 4020 | Prof. Charlie Menefee |

The MAX/min House was an examination of increasing the efficiency of suburban housing.  The first move was to create an infrastructural system that made utilities a synthesized focal point and also created an organizational grid for the units to aggregate within.  The combined utility lines ran down a central pedestrian corridor while becoming inhabitable and then flowed into each cluster and unit.  The actual living units made living space more efficient by changing the ceiling height according to the activity that was taking place.  The space saved by basing the units off of a modular body scale created a section that alternated units of various layouts to meet differing client needs.  A curving roof stood as a separate system from the living units and collected water for the productive garden.

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