Designing alternative typologies that challenge the status quo
“Kinetohaus” translated simply means “moving house;” in designing and building a tiny house on wheels in which to live while I attend graduate architecture school at the University of Texas at Austin, I was inspired by the flexibility and dynamism of lifestyle that comes with tiny houses. Unlike conventional buildings on a fixed site, tied to a permanent foundation, this tiny house would be able to go with me wherever life takes me; the form and lines of the house are angular in order to echo, in a small and simple way, the dynamism which this project brings to my life.
Lady bird living bridge
The idea of a “living bridge” calls into question two distinct definitions: “living” and “bridge;” what exactly about this structure is alive or for the living, and what is it bridging over?This project creates a pedestrian connection from the peninsula at the outlet of Shoal Creek into Lady Bird Lake to the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue at Riverside Park, but also envisions a place to be for others who are often seen as inconvenient or in the way – the homeless..
new book coming: "going tiny"
The biggest thing I’ve learned through the experience of living in a tiny house is what you really need – and how much you really don’t. But that doesn't mean tiny houses are going to solve the affordable housing crisis we face in the American city - so what's the answer? I take a dive into some lessons I've learned from building and living in Kinetohaus: what won't work moving forward and how we can adapt the things that do.