Zurich University of the Arts, Course «Kleinwohnformen – Demokratisierung des Wohnens» – 2020
Small and shared. affordable and social.

How and where can small private spaces paired up with shared spaces increase living quality – while driving living costs down?

Under the term «Democratization of Housing» the Module wanted to highlight how access to qualitative, social and environemental housing also could be affordable and fair. What role does more fantasy and imagination do to maintain our living costs low? How would your space look like? What could be shared? And where would these shared spaces be located? Can these be built into existing rooms? Does reducing private space play a role here?

We tried to answer those questions with a group of students across all semesters and departments of the Zurich University of the Arts by designing small spaces in Zurich.