Previously unused or fallow areas can become innovative gathering spaces and homes, promoting community and social good

As cities grow, their denizens are getting more and more innovative in the approach to using public spaces. Now, unoccupied spaces are being developed into areas where people can relax, meet and live their lives—all in places that were previously left fallow. From utilizing rental cars to building on rooftops, these brands are maximizing spaces to the benefit of their communities.

Parasitic House In an effort to combat the lack of urban housing, the architecture firm El Sindicato Arquitectura created a new project: the Parasitic House. Looking toward rooftops to make up for the lack of space, the firm converted an urban rooftop into a living space. The prototype is a 39-square-foot, A-frame house, which holds a small kitchen, lofted bed, bathroom and leisure area.

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