My fascination began with an architecture studio project designing a backyard apartment while discovering the many alleys and backyard apartments in historic Raleigh neighborhoods. I was also influenced by my French apartment in Aix-en-Provence where I lived with two roommates during a study abroad semester.
Developing my interest further, I focused on accessory dwelling units for my thesis, and will soon launch a resource for Raleigh’s proposed implementation of this building type. I have curated pinterest boards for some time now, and started this blog as a medium of documentation and exploration.
Intentionally Small is a collection of small spaces and ideas for simple living. I plan to visit small spaces in Raleigh (and beyond), interview the residents, take photos, and draw a plan of each place. I am thrilled to see and learn about other small spaces!
I am always on the lookout, so if you have a small space that you would like to share, get in touch via email: nicole.n.alvarez [at] gmail [dot] com