work setting | third year
professor | javier isado
How do you tackle a housing project in the middle of a shrinking city that, at the same time, has the greatest potential for growth? What is the most suitable type of housing alternative for the actual market?
courtyard, balcony, community
This URBAN COURTYARD project focuses on generating a sense of comfortable communities or clusters that share a common social space within a bigger housing complex. The hanging corridors that provide access to all units unify the idea of walkable community. But what I think is the greatest attribute of this project is its capability for change according to density and needs. The structure provides for growth of a single unit, or for shrinkage (single studio unit to four-five bedroom unit). It is only a matter of adding the stairs… In theory, a property owner could buy an adjacent unit (above or sideways) and incorporate it to the first.