Very Short List (VSL) is a website and daily list of inspiring resources curated by industry experts. Three quick hits, once a day. Simple concept.
We're big fans, so we thought we'd try the concept ourselves. We asked each of our Haile Fellows to create their own VSL of inspiration surrounding their fellowship project concepts. Brad Cooper is up first.
In 2015, Brad will be building two, 200 sq. ft., zero-net energy tiny houses in Over-the-Rhine. Brad intends to build these houses with participatory design in mind. (Weigh in on tiny living yourself by taking this quick survey.)
Alejandro Aravena and his team at Elemental step back and discover the right question rather than jumping to architectural conclusions. The premise? Social housing should be an investment, not an expense. One example Aravena speaks to is a participatory design project based in Iquique, Chile; here Elemental designs 'half of a house' and allows area residents to complete the rest of their home's design over time.
Let's face it: there's a reality TV show for everyone. For me, Tiny House Nation is that series. The show takes you through the design and build process of some stellar tiny homes. Although the episodes themselves are intriguing, more important is what the series as a whole accomplishes. It highlights the fact that there's not a single solution for everyone, but rather a set of solutions for any person's lifestyle.