Date of Submission
Bachelor of Architecture
M. Saleh Uddin, Ph.D
According to the Pew Research Center, nearly half of the adults in America are unmarried and half of the population has no interest in joining the dating market. It’s a lonely tale for many, but humanity learns to adapt if we cannot overcome. Let us not make homes for individuals an afterthought. To help solve this problem, I propose to evolve an old typology focused on individuals living in a community setting.
The Metabolism movement focused on biological growth with an emphasis on modular and capsule designs. As Kisho Kurokawa says, architecture like cells is “part of a continuous natural entity”. I believe that programs are most successful if each is measured individually in relationship to their collectiveness, rather than grouped as one monolith. This relationship between programs is why I also believe the future of tiny homes is within the city, and this leads me to the theory that capsule systems have the potential to create a cost-effective community for individuals. I proposed that if we build capsule homes for individuals in Atlanta, Georgia where singles are on the rise, then affordable living will be created for those individuals to help counteract the growing housing option problem in America.