COMMUNITY HOUSING

third year | fall '17

This design for a 17 unit communal housing complex is a response to Ron Finley's desire to construct a communal living space that also houses a communal garden and different programs that will enrich its surrounding community.

The design is meant to punctuate, both formally and programmatically, the urban street corner, encouraging both presence and activity in this community. The housing design is a large towering block of prefabricated units that formally unite to create an active surface condition while also serving a functional purpose of exposing each units to more daylight and using its angles to provide privacy. The ground floor contains both market, café and shops, opening itself to the street to incorporate the community.