A Home for the Last Person on Earth SETTING Since the dawn of man, Earth has graciously offered an abundance of resources to its inhabitants. Food, water, air and instruments to create shelter have always been freely presented. As time progressed, however, man has entered the industrial age of construction which led to the pollution, alteration and depletion of these natural resources which may ultimately be the cause of man’s downfall. In a spurious scenario, the world has come close to the point of human extinction. The Earth’s population has drastically dropped down to one singular person. Being the only human left in the planet, he or she would require a shelter that offers more than just a place to sleep. After all, what good is a house when an individual has the entire world to him or herself? CONCEPT Humankind has become spoiled with the use of technology and machines that will do everything for them. With no electricity, no wireless technology, and no additional help, one must learn and understand the primal ways of survival. The last person on Earth will not recieve a utopian vacation house built for rest and leisure. Instead, this individual will recieve an objective. Using nature’s remaining resources, it is his or her duty to keep themselve’s alive and sane. In order to do this, using what is left, the individual must replenish brownfields, restore lost vegetation and leave a positive impact on the Earth as mankind exits the species list. The Solus Abode is as much a home as it is a tool aimed to assist in accomplishing these objectives. Meant to serve as a multi-functional instrument, The Solus Abode is designed to provide the bare necessities of this new life: Education, Entertainment, Adaptation, Means of Mobility, and Self-Sustenance. LOCATION Being an independent structure with the tectonics for mobilzation on ground and water, The Solus Abode can essentially be placed anywhere. It’s small, compact size allows it to store heat in cold climates, and the ability to open it’s hatches allows for cross ventilation if in hot/humid climates. One can experience different environments across the globe in the comfort of their bedroom. ARCHITECTURE The nature of the program calls for a structure that offers only what is necessary; a space for one. Without the need for a complex structure of many rooms and unnecessary details for aesthetics, The Solus Abode is designed to be a structure for Micro-Living. It is simply a mobile bedroom and lavatory with the rest of the outdoor world as a living room. The means of mobility calls for an exterior shell to be a geometry that is most convenient for movement: a sphere. The inner shell is composed of a cubic room with enough square footage to allow for movement and comfort.