a little extra space is a project on the boundary between product design and architecture. It is a new way of designing mass-customizable and affordable small buildings using generative algorithms. The resulting structures have an exciting aesthetic, and provide a contemporary alternative to the traditional garden shed or summerhouse: a little extra space outside.

The design process allows personalization: people input the size of their garden into the software, and details such as how much sunlight or privacy they want in the space. Structures are then generated to fit their requirements. The generative design algorithm results in beautiful organic forms, far removed from the traditional garden shed.

After further customization of materials and finishes the software generates CAD files to be sent for manufacture. This automated process, combined with the generative design algorithm, allows uniquely customized buildings to be produced at a reasonable cost to the consumer.