Jack Sundberg – Project 4
In this project, our class aimed to build a utopia. Each student was given a plot of land and asked to design a house of their own, and together, these we compose our class’s utopia. As for myself, rather than build the standard household (rectangular, two stories, etc…) I decided to make an elevated house/tower. I ran with this idea and create the house (separated so its easier to view) pictured below:
On the left, we have the base of the house, starting with the front porch. The porch itself is elevated off the group and has stairs leading to the entrance. Here, we then have a spiral stair case that leads up to the main portion of the house. You’ll notice the second segment of stairs is an exact replica of the below piece, except without the door cutout. The beauty of this second piece is that you can print it as many times as you want — potentially making the house as high as you want!!
On the right, there is the main segment of the house, which slides onto / attaches to the spiral staircase. The bottommost segment is purely for ascetics — creating a smooth transition from the narrow staircase to the wider living space. You’ll also notice a minor piece extruding from it, which is a trap door (serving as my second exit).
The first level features the kitchen and a staircase leading to the second level. The second level is largely left open to serve as dining space or living room. There is also yet another set of stairs leading to the roof, which is hollow and permits another room. Though much smaller, the room within the roof is still suitable for a tight, cozy bedroom!
Below you will see the blueprints of the design house where measurements are in mm. For a realistic house, however, the proper scaling is 5 mm = 1ft for these measurements.
1st Floor trim/base:
Main spiral staircase:
Base of House / Front porch:
Here on Thingiverse, you can find the individual segments as separate STLs that can be easily printed and then assembled!