Conceived as a new prototype of efficient modern living, our Microcasa residence is a lean, mean, fighting machine! This one-bedroom dwelling is pared to support current indoor/outdoor lifestyles. The elevated wing hovers above, providing shaded microclimates for a welcoming front 'porch', outdoor gathering, and parking. Bent around the ‘wet core’ of kitchen and bath, the living and sleeping wings open up to expansive views of the city and the remarkable desert landscape respectively. It is adaptable to both compact urban infill sites, and challenging hillside terrain—where its minimal footprint reduces sitework costs and environmental impacts.