The Office of Sustainability at Temple University hosted a charrette/one-day competition for students across the university to participate in on January 31st. Having 35 students across 18 different disciplines collaborate, our team was comprised of another architecture major, a civil engineer major, an advertising student, a landscape architecture student, and myself. Eager to contribute our different knowledge and skill sets, we designed the "tiny house" to not only accommodate the space and needed storage for Temple Community Gardens, but also address issues of sustainability through passive design strategies, a composting bathroom, and using local materials. Completing a 24-page document that included our design: render, plan, section, elevations, marketing strategies, and a narrative describing our process, it was quite the extensive day! We look forward to see the winning design come to fruition for the Community Garden located at the intersection of Carlisle Street and Diamond Street in North Philadelphia.
More information about the charrette: https://sustainability.temple.edu/design
Our final design: https://sustainability.temple.edu/tiny-house-team-3