Tiny Homes Chicago
Sustainable tiny homes concepts give south Chicago homeless young adults a leg up in the working world
Economic viability, response to surrounding community, and sustainability drove two concepts for housing homeless young adults in Chicago’s South Side. The concepts, driven by a competition hosted by the American Institute of Architects’ Chicago Chapter, target students and aspiring professionals who don’t have the economic resources to afford both school/internships and housing.
- 350-square-foot spaces promote living, studying, and entertaining
- Smart material choices reduce construction costs without sacrificing quality
- Massing and materials respond to surrounding context
- Both concepts include small dining room, living room, sleeping loft, kitchen, bathroom, and storage space