Saturday, May 9, 2015
Don't Shower... SKETCH!
I should have showered after the kids were down for naps... cause I actually went to the gym!!
But treadmills are boring, and my brain is always going a million miles an hour... so I came up with an idea, and I had to sketch it.
THE MICRO HOUSE.
What if we built little bitty single-person houses as permanent structures for homeless or transient populations?
+ What would the programmatic needs of this population be?
+ What are the security concerns?
+ What are the constraints (environment, demographic, materials, etc.) that impact design decisions?
So I sketched and came up with this little guy. Lots o' notes. I won't bore you.
Good little exercise.
I wonder if I could get a KickStarter thing going to make a few prototypes and install them in the Transient Camp under the Savannah Bridge? That would be fun. We could do "post-user analysis" to see how they helped the community. Simple and direct. I like this idea.
Don't steal my idea! ... Or do, I guess... The more good we do, the more good-er the world is.
That's all. Now it's shower time.
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And then a friend of mine sent me this!
Somebody is totally doing this!!! Niiiiice!
We can do it too, and do it better. That's the beauty of design.
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I've been looking at that guy's pictures and I like how we both have two key elements.... slant angled roof and a window that pitches out. Form follows function. Thumbs up.