Teams of 6 to 8 first year students in the Department of Architecture at the University at Buffalo developed and constructed a minimal dwelling unit that was occupied for a period of 24 hours. Each unit accommodate an entrance, internal circulation, and sleeping areas for each team memeber. Individual units were placed adjacent to one another and share boundaries, thus creating a party wall condition between adjoining structures where unique structural and programmatic conditions began to evolve.
The designs for each team's dwelling translated from a 6" x 6" x 8" foam block, which was transformed by one cut and one movement, thus the pieces could be reassembled back into the original foam block. The same method was applied to assembly, disassembly and shipping, and then finally reassembly on site at full-scale in Griffis Sculpture Park, where they will remain for up to 2 calendar years.