2008 / Housing
The ethics of the aesthetics / Micro-Housing
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Conceiving a house to the smallest scale.From the object to the house. Try to fit everything I need in one house in the less space possible. What is the relationship between our consumption of resources and our cities’ public space? If we assume that our habits of energy consumption initiates a relationship with the environment (eitherimplicitly or explicitly), we will understand how the politics of our daily life are affected by the space in which we live. Every way of life is inscribed in the space of the city, because each behaviour impacts our context. Our day-to-day aesthetics are marked by, create and influence (directly or indirectly), the environs in which we dwell. In other words, the citizen’s habits impact the city, and he/she is therefore a performative agent with the capabilities and capacities of an architect. Inhabiting is no different than coming into agreement, performing and working with the environment. Managemen of energy = design of space; citizen = architect.

Facts
-Lands is becoming expensive;
-Population is Growing faster;
-We don’t have no more the luxury of colonizing other country's
-Minimize is becoming a premise of the future, every thing is becoming mini.
-Density is sustainable, it preserves agricultural land and open space beyond its borders.
-Given the continued growth in world population and the continued migration of people to cities across the globe, the densification of all urban settlements(when done properly) can play a critical role in improving the health of the planet as a whole

Where is the ethic in undersized housing? If this is the future, how we avoid feeling imprisoned? Are we able to think of aesthetics? How to have a life less ordinary? Can it be flexible enough to adapt to life's changes?  

Following the same principle, I begin collecting all the items that are considered fundamental for the house. While researching for horticultural green housing, I found some interesting facts.That with a second skin of green is able with the least ray sunshine, it is capable of filing up with heat and conserving this for as long as it shines. For example inside it may be 20-25º, even if outside its 3º.The reverse works for summer, the shading of the natural blooming of the flowers preserve a pleasing temperature within this skin.

What is the relationship between our consumption of resources and our cities and public space? If we assume that our habits of energy consumption initiates a relationship with the environment (either implicitly or explicitly), we will understand how the politics of our daily life are affected by the space in which we live. Every way of life is inscribed in the space of the city, because each behaviour impacts our context. Our day-to-day aesthetics are marked by, create and influence (directly or indirectly), the environs in which we dwell. In other words, the citizen’s habits impact the city, and he/she is therefore a performative agent with the capabilities and capacities of an architect. Inhabiting is no different than coming into agreement, performing and working with the environment. Managemen of energy = design of space; citizen = architect.