Schoenfish, Tucker Darwin
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The cost of living has started to increase quite drastically over the recent years. From renting an apartment, to buying or building a home. Land and material prices have skyrocketed, especially during and after the pandemic. There are many people these days that have a job, but still have a hard time paying rent or a mortgage on a home. With the cost of living increasing, the amount of habitable space is decreasing. Intelligently reusing and reducing material usage as well as building footprint will be what brings living cost back down and ensure for less urban sprawl with more living spaces in currently developed areas. This study focuses on creating smaller alternatives to today’s maximalist trend for living. Research will be focused on how to build efficiently in regard to space and utility usage. Thinking of creative ways on where and how to build in certain urban areas will be an important aspect for site research. To accomplish this, multiple designs will be made for different family sizes in order to optimize living space wile shrinking the classic home footprint.