A second-year studio assignment and one of my favorite projects. The goal of this exercise was to design a four-family housing structure in which each unit was exactly the same as the others and all shared a common center point; otherwise known as a “Cluster House”. In my design, each unit is a 90-degree rotation of the adjacent unit which created a pinwheel effect.
It turned out to be a very tricky geometric challenge to create a functional housing unit while being respectful of the implications on neighboring units when they are attached. Each vertical element in the floor plan relates to a horizontal element in the same unit so they will align when the unit is rotated.