Porch City: A Guide to Designing Happier Communities

Marissa Taddeo, M.Arch+3 ’20

ARCH 793B: Architecture Directed Design Research

Gallery: Composite Figures

Instructor: Geoffrey von Oeyen

This thesis is a modular housing project built with Fiber Reinforced Polymers that critiques the current system of pre-fab housing in mobile home parks. The project encourages a shared style of living by not only providing co-living units, but also through the use of shared porches and outdoor spaces connecting the units. This challenges units to not act as single-family homes, but rather as communal and interconnected dwellings that embrace indoor/outdoor living.