Home is a domain that is intimate to all of us. Beyond its everyday function as a physical shelter for people and their activities, it connects with its user on a personal and emotional level. The modern day scenario of environmental and financial concerns along with the desire to have more freedom has led people to follow simpler and efficient ways of living. With the rapid growth of technology and smart living there lies an opportunity for efficient spaces with the feeling of homeliness and personal touch points.
The Tiny House Movement celebrates this concept of simple yet resourceful living. The homes can be designed as an innovation of maximum usable space in minimum footprint, thus redefining sustainability. Living small, yet Living it All.
The Design of the house should be innovative and creative with a sustainable edge. The relation between the exterior and interior spaces ought to be taken into consideration. The proposal should be well conceptualized. Most importantly, the area of the house should not exceed 250 sq.ft. Mobility being a vital factor, the house need not be self-mobile, but should be treated as an extension that can be towed easily by a car or pickup truck. However, the participants can avoid the issue of mobility altogether but provide a strong justification for the same.
The Interior Program Spaces include: Living Area | Sleeping Area for 2 | Cooking and Dining Area Toilet | Workspace.
Client Interaction is one of the critical components of the design proposal. For the purpose of this competition, entrants may assume an individual, couple, or a genre of people, based on the design concept.
The approach to this "tiny house" was inspired by a modular micro-housing system. This system does not only support the idea of compact housing but also allows for flexibility in design based on different site specifications and requirements.
The "tiny house" is split into three different parts:
These three self-sustaining parts can be arranged in multiple ways to provide an optimum output to the site. It can also be arranged to create interesting double height and duplex spaces. The structure is proposed to be that of a metal framework with fibre cement board panels on either side. These panels sandwich insulation to provide as a better conductor. The interior has wooden panelling so as to aesthetically enhance the houses.
The modular furniture allows for smart housing where the living room converts to a bedroom by night and the kitchen and dining coexist in a compact but extremely functional space. The washroom is the only space that follows the norms of architecture.