“This is overall the jury’s favorite residential project. And I say that because there is so much packed into such a tiny footprint. Not only is it this beautiful piece of architecture, but it also incorporates indoor/outdoor spaces seamlessly, which is really striking given how tiny it is.”
— Christiana Moss, FAIA

Location Austin
Client Community First!
Architect Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
Design Team Michael Hsu, FAIA; Micah Land; Nkiru Mokwe Gelles; Shannon Ruhl; Brian Carville; Brien Strelau; Kat Hallisey
Contractor Risinger Build

Tiny Victories is a 200-sf microhome prototype for Community First! Village, a 51-acre planned community providing permanent housing to people emerging from chronic homelessness. Lofted ceilings over the central living space culminate in a distinctive glass cupola, which brings in natural light while maintaining privacy. A built-in storage wall accommodates necessities, and a built-in desk doubles as a dining table. To further divide the space, the interior ceiling height is lowered within the queen-sized sleeping zone. Capturing exterior space beneath the hipped roof canopy, a screened-in porch provides residents with additional social living space.

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