Perspective of urban building as seen from common courtyard
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2 Alternate perspectives
Perspectives of alternate explored versions of the scheme
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Long Section and Elevation
Long Elevation/Section of urban building
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Elevation & cross sections
Cross sections / elevation of urban dwelling
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Axo Studies of urban dwelling
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Unit Floor plans
Examples of adapted unit floor plans to suit a variety of living conditions
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Structural details of a separate project
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1:50 Study model
A study model completed early on in the project timeline
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Throughout my time in stage four and the project shown I chose to analyse the foundation of home design, that being the nuclear family, and how this foundational assumption could be modified to provide a more modern and successful outcome.
With peoples living conditions becoming less permanent, roommates coming and going and people waiting on average longer to have children I wanted to design a small yet adaptable unit with could be adapted by its resident to suit their needs. and although the private spaces are small they are arranged around much larger common spaces which will be shared and inhabited by all residents equally which include communal kitchens, living/dining spaces and play spaces which would encourage and support a strong social bond between those within the building.
The project was completed within a group masterplan from which the output was to revitalise the area through the lens of a fragmented school, with each building of the master plan containing a feature of the school (sports facilities, assembly halls, dining etc.) and residential space above, giving the newly occupied area a function in its own right, to use as a foundation from which to interact and function with and within the wider city.