Archinect - Delirious 2014-10-23T15:19:20-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/26423771/micro-market-townhalls-about-the-smallest-of-houses Micro Market: Townhalls about the Smallest of Houses Richard Rozewski 2011-11-05T17:22:12-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p> A few nights ago I was able to attend a town hall meeting put on by the group <a href="http://www.designersaccord.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designers Accord</a> called Designing a Sustainable Cleveland.&nbsp; Represented at the meeting, was the Northeast Ohio Chapter of ISDA, the AIGA Cleveland Chapter, students, and the general public.&nbsp; The mission of the town hall was to start a discussion on how design can take the lead in creating positive environmental and social impact in the local community and beyond.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> My friend, colleague, Patrick from <a href="http://www.dwell.com/articles/a-piece-of-cleveland.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">APOC</a> was their keynote speaker.&nbsp; He presented his new project that I will be working on with him that focuses on the idea in which he calls &ldquo;Microtecture&rdquo; or small space design.&nbsp; Buildings that are roughly around 100 square feet that are meant to promote sustainable living practices as well as be easy to build and construct do to the nature of their scale.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.busyboo.com/wp-content/uploads/small-prefab-house-addroom.jpg"></p> <p> (Image just a representation of scale and not exact: from <a href="http://www.busyboo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.busyboo.com</a>)</p> <p> Upon entering the town hall I realized that an truely open forum lik...</p>