TINY HOMES

Program: Residential

Location: Chicago, USA

Organization: AIA Chicago

Size: 5400 ft2

Status: Proposal

 

 

The simplest form of a house, with four walls and a pitched roof, represents the return to a simplistic life style. Twelve tiny homes are formed together into a tiny village. All units have the same layout, yet each one is given a unique identity with a range of sloped roofs. The houses are pulled from the middle to create a communal space. In this space, utility zones such as a laundry room, a trash room, and an office are extruded. An open sunken area at the center of the communal space resembles an agora, a gathering place in ancient Greek towns. This modern agora not only acts as a social gathering hub, but also symbolizes the determination to create a democratic community. In this tiny village, residents make decisions collectively.