How can you build a tiny house, which is future related and sustainable? How can we design a future which is accessible and aligned with the limited resources we have access to, without unbalancing and harming others?

In this architecture project, I had the chance to ideate and model a house from scratch, from measurements to rendering, with the only requirement that the house had a total space of 5 cubic meters. Focusing on the ergonomics of the living experience, sustainability, and the world’s future, I had to clearly think about how to maximize functionality by minimizing space.

The sferic shape of my initial idea posed a lot of difficulties for the area-related calculation, but with the help of many sketches and a dear math nerd classmate, I finally had the right proportions to start with the 3D modeling. Later, I final retouches by adding already modeled furniture and decoration. My tiny nutshell house would undoubtedly need custom-made furniture as it can be seen in some sketches, and if ever I implement this project I will definitely work on it thoughtfully.

Modeled using Rhinoceros

The project is based on the concept of future design practices, such as the “cone of plausibility”. Below is a representation of the latter. Through the research on the current state of affairs, our focus was to design with an environmental-centered perspective.