“Kinetohaus” translated simply means “moving house;” this tiny house has been a case study in which it's like to design, build, and live smaller, more sustainable, and more affordably; it is a catalyst for exploring other alternative housing typologies that create a more socially and environmentally just housing stock, helping more people realize what it means to truly feel "at home."
Davis Richardson is a graduate architecture student at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. After graduating from Harding University (Searcy, AR) in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, he designed and built his own tiny house on wheels, “Kinetohaus,” that has been featured on HGTV’s “Tiny House, Big Living” and the UTSOA website among other publications. Davis’ passion is in affordable housing solutions, and he is co-founding a tiny house design-build startup, Nomad Design-Build. He also excelled at Harding playing intercollegiate baseball for the Bisons, where he was the starting catcher for three years, earning numerous awards, including 1st-team Academic All-American in 2015, the first player in over 60 years of Harding baseball history to earn the award.
Goldsmith Talks is an open-format series of presentations organized by UTSOA faculty, staff, and students. the series aims to encourage and promote presentations that are outside of the scope of the main lecture series. Examples are: invited seminar presentations, book talks, lectures by designers and scholars who may be in Austin for another engagement, round-table discussions, film screenings, product demonstrations, or any other activity related to research, scholarship, and teaching activities and at the school. The format provides a platform for encouraging the dissemination of work by visitors and members of our community. The goal is to raise awareness, increase access, and better integrate such events within the public life of the school.