Tiny House 2020. Architecture Competition
Home is a space that is intimate to all of us. A home goes beyond its everyday function of being a physical shelter for people and their activities; a home connects with its users at a personal and emotional level.
Our humble abodes are being redefined with every passing day. The world is changing constantly, and along with it, our homes are seeing us spend more time within them. The built form of a home is evolving rapidly; its design adapting to various other needs that were not limited to this space before. Homes today are versatile entities – doubling up as offices, play areas, work-out zones, spaces for interaction and recreation, as also being an abode for our furry friends and providing for their needs.
The global scenario today is highlighted by a pandemic along with the environmental and financial concerns along with the desire to have more freedom has led people to follow simpler and efficient ways of living. Today, the home has become the superhero – protecting its inhabitants from a virus, while providing them with the basic necessities for survival. With all of humanity spending almost of all their time indoors now, this scenario has presented designers an opportunity to redefine the idea of “home”. The inclination of the users to follow simpler and efficient ways of living, coupled with a rapid development in technology and materials, there is a great opportunity to create a versatile and innovative personal space.
The Tiny House Movement, once again, celebrates the concept of simple, yet resourceful living. The homes can be designed to re-imagine sustainability through the innovation of maximum usable space in minimum footprint.