Sevgim Ayhan

Rethinking Living in Berlin
Working From Home
One Size Fits All
Floating University
Housing in Neukölln
Tiny House
Courtyard Block
A Culture Center
The Art Gallery
Handmade Studio

I’m interested in an architecture that improves the quality of use, life, and human relationships - architecture that provides spaces in which users find freedom.


Tiny House

Tiny House for a Senior Citizen / Pensioner
MA Project, UdK - Summer 2019
From Studio Christoph Nytsch-Geusen, Werner Kaul

The aim is to design a cost-efficient tiny house that is suitable for a senior citizen. Its main design principle is, therefore, its accessibility and freedom of barriers.

Accordingly, the Tiny House consists of a single storey with a simple floor plan. The central element of the house is a prefabricated full-height shelf unit that functions as a structural as well as a space-defining element. It contains all necessary functions such as extendable furniture, sanitary facilities contained within a bathroom, ample storage room, and kitchen equipment as well as most technical installations. This self-supporting structure allows for an open floor plan which maximizes functional space while allowing enough free scope to accommodate the radius of movement needed for a wheelchair.

The second spatial element consists of foldable facade elements on the three sides that are not occupied by the shelf. The lower halves of these elements can be used as an extension of the interior space in the form of generous terraces, while the upper parts generate shades when unfolded.