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Feb. 23rd, 2012

09:45 pm - SmartSpaces – the Smart Car of housing development

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Originally published at craschworks. You can comment here or there.

“Patrick Kennedy is a housing developer who likes to build small. His vision is to build the housing equivalent of the Smart Car, “What I want to do now is build the urban equivalent of Levittown – entry level, urban housing for about $200K each”. 

His SmartSpaces will be small- just a couple hundred square feet- and prefabricated to be stacked on top of each other and side by side. Kennedy envisions this type of development as “a larger and hipper version of LEGO blocks“.

Building prefab allows him to construct faster and more efficiently (avoiding a lot of construction waste) and everything down to the lighting and type of furniture has been studied carefully so that space is maximized in the tiny units.”

Via faircompanies.com


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Date:February 24th, 2012 05:43 am (UTC)
I have a hard time thinking of a more excruciating torture than trying to live in someone else's idea of a tiny efficient postage stamp in a stacked beehive. Just shoot me first.
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Date:February 24th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
That's cool. If it's truly affordable, then it's an awesome thing for those with lower incomes (college students, recent grads). I'd like to see some of those designs applied to regular-sized living spaces.
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