To proved the occupant with desirable living spaces, designers are using the same living zone principals and down scale them to fit in small areas. This approach is resulting in loose spaces. The first step in productive usage of space is the change in the habit and presumptive spatial needs. By shrinking the footprint of living spaces the work and support areas are the first spaces that are going to lose size. The less spaces used for work and support area the more efficient the living space will be. Also, in order to design a desirable and habitable small living spaces, designers have to create spaces where the sub-living spaces are combined to create hybrid living spaces. Moreover, the design should be highly interactive with the occupant’s needs and personality and the sinking will not be good enough. We might have to consider designing more live-work spaces.
The future living spaces cannot be designed based on two dimensional and square foot principals. Instead, designers must adapt themselves to consider the third dimension in their design approaches and ultimately design in cubic foot principals where different sub-living spaces are combined to create living spaces with smaller footprint which is capable of interaction, personalization and privatization. This approach will ultimately leads to sustainable and eco-friendly societies.
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