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Micro- Community

Every year, millions of refrigerators are sent to landfills, and are an excellent candidate for adaptive reuse. In addition to their widespread abundance in landfills refrigerators were chosen as the building block for this project because of their modularity, dimensional consistency, and insulation values. They comprise 60% of the vertical surfaces in the micro-dwellings and community center. Each parcel of land is composed of a micro-dwelling, front porch, and garden. The front porch acts as a mediator between the private spaces of the swelling and the public spaces of the garden. The community center functions as a place to shower, study, cook, and gather. With two giant "refrigerator doors" that transform the space at a moment's notice into a semi-outdoor neighborhood mercantile space.