Volume of Inhabitation

Hansy Better Barraza

Tasked to design a multifamily residence in Washington Park, Providence, on a 3,200 SF lot, we prioritized six actions for human inhabitation: a place to sleep, a place to work, a place to wash, a place to eat, and a place to socialize.
The two units interlock with each other and create simultaneous moments of presence and absence-through transparent mask facades. The units sit diagonally on the site, following the hypothetical diagonal grain.

Michael Joseph Farris 


Michael Farris is a problem-solver who excels in the overlap between disciplines. His leadership and team-building experience has taught him that there is greater opportunity for growth when opposing beliefs, perspectives, and experiences unite. Ever since founding and hosting the first student-led podcast series, rizdeology, along with the first-ever fully funded TEDxRISD conference, Michael is a proven leader that knows how to solve and scale ideas.

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You can contact Michael directly at his email: michaeljfarris1@gmail.com

Through the ‘critique’ process, Michael has continually crafted narratives, showcased emotions, and created plausible stories, convincing audiences how and why his proposition is viable. Michael has various skills, including Adobe CC, Rhino, AutoCAD, Revit, 2D Drafting, Twin Motion, V-Ray, Gravity Sketch, Unity, Climate Studio, and Photosphere.