A Barbell for Every Bachelor produces a programmatic and spatial response to two growing trends: more Americans are living alone, and many are starting small businesses from home. The barbell bridges working and living spaces via a shared program (in this case, a kitchen.) . The bridges maximize glazing and light exposure, to see residents through the dark Chicago winters. The disconnect separates private spaces from the public corridor and consolidates shared circulation space to less than 8% of the floor area. The sloping roof offers shared fitness programs.