I am a designer and architect. I’m passionate about small spaces. I started this blog while living in my beloved tiny (306 sqft) studio apartment in downtown Raleigh.
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 launched a resource for Raleigh’s proposed implementation of this building type, though it would be years later before they actually approved them to build in the city. 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!