Transcending city and suburbia, the Living Room Archipelago flips the city block inside out. Pedestrian activity and traffic are siphoned into urban courtyards, while intimate backyard gardens, attached to the outer shell, puncture a fluid, interconnecting green. The inversion coaxes urbanity from a less dense suburban setting, seeding the chance encounters and communal identity essential to urban life. The phasing strategy is one of gradual implementation, synchronizing densification with improvements in accessibility and infrastructure. The concept of “Baugruppe-lite” extends the living programs and generates a milieu that will allow for an organic culture to unfold bottom-up and sustain itself over time. Unbuilt future islands are conceived as temporary, low-budget gardens.