One hundred first year architecture students attending the State University of New York Buffalo are developing a collection of minimal dwelling unit designs. Each living space will have an entrance, sleeping space for 3 (minimum), and internal circulation. The units will also be interconnected to literally form a single living wall.
To test and learn from their inventions they will live in their spaces for a 24-hour period. The goal of this short stay is to give them first hand experience with their own design decisions. The whole project seems like a great way to give these students some first hand experience creating a project from start to finish.
I also admire the creativity of the extreme shapes they came up with but I hope they walk away with a real sense for the practical value of function. I suspect living in them for a day will help sort that out. Speaking of sleeping, I also wonder if the wall will turn into a impromptu shelter for the homeless who happen to come across it on a cold or rainy night.