During my consultation, we talked about trying to adjust the doctor’s office program to be more active during the same times as the hostel, so that there is the overlap and the presence of another programmatic space in use. I’ve also decided to use Boston’s abandoned underground Tremont street tunnel as my site.
Great idea if you really do just need a place to shower and sleep. I appreciate the cleanliness of it. And the graphic representations are really fun.
Part of me thinks that this makes humans more of a number than a real person though. It is so systematic. You don’t even have to hardly talk to anyone (and maybe that’s appealing to some people, and helps the language barriers). …And the place where you actually sleep would definitely cause me to have some claustrophobic moments.
Overall, it’s a neat idea for people who are just passing through and aren’t looking for luxury!
I like the idea of trying to make things efficient, keeping things organized and only having what you need, thus saving and creating space. This apartment is really well done, and very innovative. Of course, most of it is custom built so not everyone could have this exact place, which makes it even more interesting. Realistically, I could see someone living comfortably in that space.
However, I think people can go a little too far with this “compact” apartment idea. In this video, I don’t know if i can believe that guy when he says this isn’t a sacrifice at all. Especially because he works from home and must be there all day… and he shares a bathroom with three other people. I understand that some people just need a place to hang their hat and they are out most of the day, but this guy seems to spend a lot of time at home. His apartment is livable but definitely not user-friendly.