-small space design : [12� x 10�]
-reusable materials : [100% recycled housing materials]
-transportable space : [modular design + expandable area]
+ How can RE-USE materials be incorporated into architecture?
We need to consider the extraction, transportation and assembly of materials to be responsible designers. The impact of the energy use and the architecture itself also needs to be a consideration. The design will consider the context of its built environment and promote the sustainability of it.
The best possible scenario would be to extract materials from the site, which decreases all transportation of materials [26% of the total building energy cost (according to a statistic I made up for this joke)]. The assembly of the architecture can and should be built by the users of the space. As a result, the users will learn the positive effects of the architecture they create and be able to teach others in the community. Consequently this piece of architecture will benefit the community through its awareness of sustainable practices and program.
+Embodied Energy of Design
The Modular Shed reuses materials from its own suburban building site. In return, extraction, transportation, assembly, installation, disassembly and decomposition of all materials occur without the need of additional off-site energy; therefore, decreasing the total sum energy of the project.
�Small spaces can be tailored to the specific needs and activities, while being readily adaptable.�
The south façade of the modular shed is dynamic and adaptable for sun shade and a variety of interior/ exterior activities. The façade becomes spatial separators and furniture as each panel is oriented for a variety of uses.