The 4D Home is shaped as an interpretation of the New England vernacular. Designed for a small family, it abstracts the form a gable with a series of outdoor spaces created by trellises. The home’s solar panel array is offset from the roof; seasonally shading the South facade… and creating a sheltered transition to the interior. Inside, the kitchen anchors the core of the house, dividing the public and private spaces… and creating a ring of circulation between them. The expansive living room comfortably accommodates a small family… and provides abundant light from the South and East. Instead of typical walls dividing the space, vertical storage creates a partition, shared with the master bedroom, allowing it to serve both as a wall and a closet. Adjacent to the bedroom, through the glass doors, is the mechanical room To increase the visibility of systems and save space, the larger units, hot water tanks, and electrical utilities, have been colocated here. The private corridor behind the kitchen is lit from above by a skylight. It operates as a dynamic workspace as needed. The bathroom also lends itself to being flexible. It’s size allows for easy adaptation to ADA compliance… by removing a preformed tub that’s included. Opposite the house from the master bedroom is the kid’s room. An elevated daybed and dynamic work surface… maximize floorspace for a variety of kids activities. Tucked into the Southwest corner is the dining space. It easily accomodates the daily needs of a family of three. And during large gatherings, the storage partitions separating the bedroom can slide to the center of the house. This allows the table to expand and adjacent chairs to be pulled in. The kids bed easily converts to a couch, providing more seating. The central kitchen is part of a compact organization of appliances and storage, that maintains a direct visual connection to the South… and provides generous counter space for cooking. Longitudinal views through the kitchen visually connect each area, and allow communication among the family. When large family gatherings or social events require more space, the dynamic partition between the living and master bedroom… can slide to create a large area. The entirety of the 4D Home, including the partitions, furniture, storage, and light sources… are interwoven to maximize the used space. These elements create a house… that will adapt and grow with the family living in it… and meet their changing needs… throughout their lives.