Accessory Dwelling Units are defined by the Salt Lake City Planning’s Guide to Building an ADU as “a complete secondary residential unit that can be added to a single-family residential lot. ADUs can be attached to or part of the primary residence, be detached as a separate building in a backyard, or a garage conversion. An ADU provides completely separate living space including a kitchen, bathroom, and its own entryway.” “The House” plays with the shape of a home we grow up drawing and modernizes it with the clean lines and material choices.
The House - Exploded Axonometric
The House - Floorplan
The House, a 650 square foot unit was built to the max size allowed in Salt Lake City for an ADU to be built.
The House - Exterior
The House - Living Room
In the living room area utilizing built in cabinetry allows everything to have a place. Additionally, it also serves as extra seating when you have company over, and the tall unit is a murphy bed allowing for up to four to sleep comfortably.
The House - Kitchen
The Garage - Axonometric
“The Garage” meets another of Salt Lake City’s ADU guidelines as it is required to provide an additional parking spot on the property where an ADU is to be built.
The Garage - Exploded Axonometric
The Garage - Floorplan
The Garage, a 450 square foot unit was built to accommodate smaller yards as well as smaller houses. The Salt Lake City Guide, again, dictates that the size of the ADU cannot exceed 50% of the footprint of the existing house.
The Garage - Exterior
The Garage - Studio Apartment
Utilizing the built-in cabinetry again is the best way to make use of the small space. In addition, using convertible furniture allows those who stay to make the most of the space. These items include the murphy bed behind the sofa allowing the space to transition from day to night and a coffee table with a top that can extend to the height of a dining table for a place to have a meal.