The winning design.Photo: Ying chee ChuiLots of things cost $1,000 -- a sweet new bike or a svelte 11" MacBook Air, for instance. But a house? Even that brilliant 16-year-old punk who built a tiny house in his parents' backyard had to shell out $12,000 for his shack. I must be kidding, right? Well, sort of. Two years ago, MIT architecture professors launched the 1K House Project, a design competition challenging students to come up with a home that could be built for $1,000. 14 designs emerged from the studio, and Ying chee Chui's Pinwheel House came out on top. …
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