Project
INSIDE OUT / OUTSIDE IN Option Studio

“Green living” and “natural living” are becoming ubiquitous in our increasingly environmentally conscious society, where people are committed to practicing eco-friendly habits, growing their own herbs and veggies, and living closer to nature. In the middle of the city, living in nature is not necessarily possible, but what if nature is brought inside the home? This project proposes the design of small backyard homes that center around interior greenrooms that bring a sense of nature into one’s living space. The space created within and around these backyard dwellings is an intimate niche for tenants and neighbors to pass through and spend time in. The heart of the neighborhood is this new backyard turned front yard; the inward orientation of the front entrances creates this courtyard space in which community life takes place.