This proposal is for a small community sharing resources and environment. The basic unit is a double space, two sheltering elements that share water and waste management, energy production, and a social space - a tiny community. From this kernel the larger house grows and from these houses larger communities might also develop, finding their form according to the living arrangements desired by their inhabitants. The house proposed here offers space for a new kind of elective extended family, for people living singly, in couples, with children, and in groups. In various alterations and recombinations, the house can continuously transform itself to different needs and choices. Constructed of soybean-derived plastic panels cast to form an infinite variety of shapes, glazed with aero gel windows that can be made transparent or opaque at the turn of a dial, generating its own power from photovoltaic and hydro, and treating its own wastes through green "living machine" technology, the house is at peace with the world. Imagine being able to step into a mobile "bubble" docked to the house, enter a destination code, and find yourself transported anywhere on the planet.
Credits: Michael Sorkin, Makoto Okazaki, Achva Benzinberg Stein, Luoyi Yin, Francis Milloy, Sherish Joshi, Yi Xiao