Analyzing the sprawling trends and housing typologies within Atlanta, I found that greater density was the highest priority when creating a sustainable environment. Prefabricated micro apartments show the most promise to increasing density in the city while reducing both construction time and labor costs. Focusing on the aesthetics of Japanese housing, I created a simple prefab module that focuses on vertical circulation. The garden core and the circulation core act as anchors within the unit, structurally bracing the floating floor plates between them. The garden core is open air, allowing rain for the plants and natural ventilation for the apartment. Operable sun screens help maintain heat gain.
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