Jan 27

Tiny House Designed by Carleton University Azrieli School of Architecture Students

My interest in tiny houses goes back to the late 1960s when I was visiting UCSC in Santa Cruz.

In the 1990s, I used to give my SOA students an assignment each semester–design a tiny house/garden suite/granny flat for a real world situation and analyze its design economics (which was the name of the course).

I recently discovered an old bristol board presentation by 4 of my students (who would now be in their 40s, which only goes to prove that if you teach long enough, even your students get old.) I took these photos before (unfortunately) permanently retiring their work, necessitated by the fact that my spouse and I have downsized our living space.

In design and architecture, the worst condition to design for is an unbounded one–for example, a client without a budget limit (yes, they do exist) or a client with a “flat treeless plane”.

In fact, the more constraints–on budget, on site conditions, in terms of neighbors/neighborhood–the more difficult the assignment and the more creative the designer has to be…

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