Compact Living: Choosing to live small

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Katja Risager
4. term, Architecture, Master (Master Programme)
This project studies the development, design functionality of small compact dwellings. The average size of
dwellings today is getting bigger, and the many square meters are waste space, rarely ever used. This, as
well as economy, time, environment and many other reasons has started a tendency for some to seek in
the other direction, and choose a small compact dwelling. In order to design a well functioning dwelling in
a small space many factors will be investigated during the design proces. These factors are context, climate,
functionality, aesthetic, energy consumption and indoor climate among others.
The project is to be designed with Aalborg as a context, in a currently open area to the south of Gigantium.
Future developments around the site will have to be taken into consideration, as the development of other
residential areas, office buildings and public transport will affect the project in the ling term.
Publication date27 May 2015
Number of pages156
ID: 212915450