This is a art-loft-live-work-industrial-garden housing solution called Containers In Common, referring back to the social space “commons” ( It shows 30 units on a small urban infill site. This concept could be adapted to serve as housing for seniors, veterans or as temporary/emergency housing.

The units are combined into a woven mat of spaces that link living, working, gardening and cooking in plan and section.

The units contain basic living needs bed, bath, storage, snacks and the shared spaces contain indoor/outdoor living rooms and kitchens.

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Interior of individual unit ~320sf

Community spaces are low-maintenance and “wild” giving permission to residents for their own localized modifications: graffiti, installations, more gardens, etc.

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