Arizona State Universtiy graduate students are studying today's housing to reimagine tomorrow's construction.
PHOENIX — Pigs will probably fly in the Southwest before homebuilders stop constructing new homes here. But the types of homes people will need in the next 20 years might look very different.
We’re staying single longer. We’re having fewer children. We’re paying more for gas and utilities. Is it time to re-think the all-American suburb? Arizona State University graduate students in design and architecture think so.
(Fronteras)The cul-de-sac the team of ASU grad students picked to study has seven houses on it. They're new. They're huge. They have sort-of hard-to-make-out front doors, but really big garages, very center stage.
One of the grad students on the project, Whitney Warman and I are here one morning about an hour before we see anyone.
When we finally do, Warman is shocked.
"OK, this is interesting," she said.
"I see a person," I said back to her.
"Oh my God, there's someone out," Warman said. "Wow, this is really promising that there are actually people on this cul-de-sac. Cause the first time we were here there were two families and we got yelled at. We were shooed off the street."