Small Infrastructures

2022 Unbuilt Design Merit Award

Small Infrastructures is an exhibition of ADU designs that uses the economics of building assembly as the groundwork for experimentation. Nine architects teaching at Harvard GSD and Berkeley CED consider the overlaps between academia, where cost is often external to conceptual work, and practice, where budgeting is an integral task.

In this project that balances seriousness with a sense of play, the jury celebrated the elevation of the ADU typology. The project brings together diverse voices in conversation to expand thinking around housing and unite academic investigation with professional practice.

Exhibition Participants
San Leandro, CA site
Anderson Anderson Architecture, First Office, IwamotoScott, Neme Studio, Sidell Pakravan

Exhibition Participants
Newton, MA site
JaJa Co, Neri&Hu, Studio Sean Canty, Ultramoderne

Quinn Gravier