House I

Tamrat Gebremichael (website)
Yale School of Architecture
Design Studio
Faculty: Joeb Moore (website)


The city of New Haven is burdened with numerous narrow lots that don’t conform to the new zoning codes and so are abandoned as gaping holes in the urban fabric. The design proposes two interlocking volumes that shift in axis within the allotted zoning boundary in order to create opportunistic spaces inside and outside. The shifting volume allows for maximum amount of sunlight to reach the interior and creates dynamic interior spaces. On the outside the shifting allows for the narrow side yard to encroach into the interior spaces and extend activities into the outdoor. 

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