This co-living solution was designed to preserve the existing base building’s history and function as an old warehouse, and draw from that concept of moving/shifting units. This active structure provides a modular, flexible, living experience for various configurations, which learns and adjusts with every human interaction.
UNDER ONE CANOPY
Under One Canopy pushes the balance between private and shared spaces in co-living concepts, framing the context of common space not only within the building but within the greater Arts District neighborhood of Los Angeles. This project provides a dynamic shaded park space to enable greater opportunities for social interactions and community building.
Tidal House, a new prototype of affordable housing, responds to the Idea of Co-Living by introducing intermediate and ambiguous space in housing. Embracing the subtle gradient from public to private, Tidal House is established under the scale of Public- Communal- Household- Individual, while encouraging the fluid shift happened between these scales.
The Village Kitchen
The Village Kitchen is an inter-generational co-living community that is committed to the advancement of women in culinary pursuits. Shared kitchens forge deep connections, drive professional success, and foster individual growth.
The Village Close
The Village Close carves a new pedestrian path through the site's block, connecting West 12th Street to Bethune Street and creating additional commercial frontage. The ground-floor retail supports the co-living located on the terraced levels above.
The Urban Hive
The Urban Hive is a co-living modular high-Rise tower in Manhattan which creates a communal living environment with efficient building blocks. Social interaction is encouraged at each floor and through large amenities at the ground at roof levels.
The Sponge transforms the way we live; it advocates for a new mode of community and interaction between the existing building, inhabitants, and the units they occupy. The Sponge, through its properties like high porosity, provides ample spaces for people to breathe and enjoy sunlight, while building interaction and diversity like the water it attracts.
The Movement of Place
This proposed building typology allows people to bring their home with them when they move. The desire of people to be in constant movement is highlighted in this design through the physical movement of apartment units, the movement of people in and out of the building, and its response to the movement of weather around the site.
The GROVE transforms LA’s industrial areas into vibrant neighborhoods with an intentional, people-centered approach to community building. The GROVE seeks to subvert status quo by creating a housing development that is designed for the residents, not dictated by the market.
The Family Tree
Our Co-Living Strategy aims to break the cycle of poverty. By implementing a co-living strategy targeted for low income housing, an inherent support structure can be developed to provide and care for the community.
Provide a habitat for a multi-generational demographic, bringing people from all walks of life together.
We created multiple types of co-living strategy in one building in order to meet various needs from people in New York City. These types are driven by different configurations of shared spaces.
This co-living aims to enhance and engage the involvement of the community; providing a dwelling space to socialize, play, eat, work, network, sleep as a living auxiliary. Spewns-LA.
A big building with an open plan. Private and social modules to compose the typical floors.
Social Feedback Loop
Our mission with this project focused on understanding at-risk groups (e.g. Elderly, Veterans, Immigrants, Foster Children, Handicapped, Fixed Income), considering their needs and leveraging their overlaps to increase interactions and bolster social equity. By using this methodology as a guiding principal for the project, we create a Social Feedback Loop.
The Social Ecology model seeks to align synergies between people, their inherent social needs, and a physical place- towards the establishment of an equitable and sustainable community. More than interactions and technology, we create a sense of social ecology where we choose to reside and when we support one another.
Seed – Collective Co-existence
Co-live is not only a collective living space provided for tenants, but to explore broader possibilities of co-existence, which means the living space as a connector to join this energetic community to the neighborhood. The Seed Community is a hub to start the cycle of healthy, sustainable, and economical neighborhood by bringing people to find opportunities.
What was once a dense hotbed of art, music within Greenwich gave way to gentrification, reducing population density and increasing rent. Seed is to be the first step into inviting art + culture back into the fabric of the what was once the epicenter for the American Bohemianism.
A growing neighborhood which gives residents a strong foundation of economic stability through affordable co-living spaces that flexibly expand with their evolving needs over time. Individuals can adapt their units with panelized wall systems to accommodate additional bedrooms, workspaces, and accessible units for elderly members in a multi-generational household.
ROOTS In Transition
ROOTS Co-Living Denver is designed to help users establish roots in Denver while in a transitional phase in their life. At ROOTS, we aim to connect our community with the city curating a lifestyle of activity and adventure.
Restorative Living aims to emphasize the advantages of co-living and embody wellness opportunities within the framework of the city grid. The building’s concourse acts as a filter to maintain the benefits of experiencing New York City while improving on the residents’ quality of life.
Re*Generation on 12th
Re*Generation on 12th is a cyclical women and children only housing community that takes a multi-pronged approach to address the high cost living and child care in New York City. An adaptive reuse design approach lends itself to sustainable building features, enhancing the lives of the residents, the neighborhood architecture, and the surrounding environment.
Pivot Communities; a new approach to co living, by pairing complimentary lifestyles to shared resources, empowering inhabitants to discover the pivotal moments in life. The pivot concept orients people towards a more sustainable, inclusive and affordable model of co living.
Our-Backyard’s design aims to catalyze the cultural, social, and intellectual interactions of young professionals beginning their careers in Manhattan. The project is conceptualized around a series of space-planning modules which are adaptable to any community-based program or location.
Off the Grid
The West Village has the only streets in Manhattan that run against the grid. The perpendicular angles metaphorically represent the people of the community that Off the Grid will support; those who are deemed ‘off the grid’ include members of the LGBTQ+ community, elderly and foreign nationals.
The New Domesticity is about creating a new living typology that is for the family of now, the family of the future; with community being part of that family. Keeping sustainability and wellness as drivers throughout, this co-living solution allow for long-term solutions for the new shifting domesticities that we call family.
Montages in film allow the audience to see a wide variety of information about different characters, places, and spaces edited together to frame a story. By thinking about architecture and an urban context through this lens, the project explores how creating spaces and opportunities for connection can allow people to come together and create communities through their shared stories.
Market Line embraces its history by recalling existing rail lines that extend to create the cultural fabric of the Los Angeles Arts District. The adaptation of the existing structure emphasizes a porous density of program and space by using courtyards as generators for a cycle that activates the Arts, supports a shared economy, and creates a building self-sufficient in program and systems.
Living in Motion
Our lives are unpredictable and constantly changing. Shouldn't our homes follow us wherever we go?
Living Closer/A better way to live together
Living Closer is new visionary model for housing development. A modular and flexible system, applicable worldwide, that aims at facilitating and enhancing residents´interactions, between each other and with the local community.
In today’s connected world, we see a massive increase in people who do not have a place to call home but work in the cloud and travel across the globe – so-called Digital Nomads. Life Hub is a concept for a series of hubs that have the potential to make anywhere your home, workplace, and local neighborhood destination.
La La Land
La La Land is an exploration on the topic of Co-Living and searches for ways to create compact single resident apartments and communal kitchen and living spaces. This project explores unique ways that these types of spaces can be organized in section and looks to find possible new typologies in using dense housing.
It Takes a Village
This project seeks to create a new type of housing typology that enhances that sense of being part of a community, where the habitats are not only neighbors but rely on each other for support. This project seeks to be an example for an infill project, where daylight is used to the maximun to create a good quality of live.
By creating a local sharing economy, La Cima empowers former incarcerated persons to learn new skills and contribute to a burgeoning market of hand-made goods. La Cima provides an array of amenities and opportunities to learn, play, work, and grow.
The project re-imagines the concept of co-living in cities. It proposes a modular scheme of affordable 3D printed biodegradable plastic micro flats integrated with urban farming to alleviate the housing crisis in New York.
INEVITABLE is calibrated to bring balance to consumption and ecology, projecting a future where the natural environment enjoys an equitable stake in the way we prioritize growing and relinquishing our built environment.
A network of micro-communities created by PALs (Portable Adaptable Living units). These resilient, independent structures provide optimal comfort, flexibility, and security for all.
Imprint is a co-living environment as unique as a fingerprint, as individualistic as people. Interpersonal connections harmonize to forge a novel atmosphere, building the framework for a new housing typology that unifies the notion of a home with community experience.
The nature hive system is the inspiration of the Design. In order to solve the low-efficient, land-wasted and energy-consumed housing crisis, the sophisticated hive pattern not only provides a model for the high-density living but also give good examples of programs combinations.
Floating Timber Forest
Historically, new york is famous for its ports and piers. Tons of containers on the docks almost represented new york at old days. So stacks and timber containers became the original concept of this design.
Hyper-dense, theoretical dwelling model for young professionals in metropolitan regions.
Hiatus house is an artist residency that brings together the ideals of community living whilst providing the luxury of privacy in diverse sleeping cubes. Inspired by the word Hiatus, a break between two vowels coming together but not in the same syllable.
This project seeks to address the dichotomy between subsidized housing and the free market economy by separating human rights and capitalist individualism programmatically.
GROWITHING Co-living Resident
The Growithin project aims to create a densify Co-living space with high standard commons space without excessive payment. Timber construction with all innovative sustainable and resilience strategies create a secured and comfortable environment for the resident.
Co-Living is about sacrificing personal space for a more provoking and inspiring social experience. With an emphasis on connecting people to their community, Elsewhere is an inclusive environment that takes advantage of the prevalent “sharing economy” to give back to New York’s West Village.
Ecology describes the co-existence of living beings with the environments. Co-Living is the practice of living with other people in group of homes that include some shared facilities. e-Co-Living Village weaves nature into the co-living community creating a space for respite for the residents and a cultural hub for the public.
High density co-living made enjoyable by exploiting view and variety. The Squonut shaped household is repeated and adapted across the large site
CONÉCTATE intentionally overlaps economic and social systems to re-engineer the economic and spatial values of housing. Your life-cycle with others collectively shapes the spatial organization and evolution of the building’s design.
Common Ground is a co-living and community space built upon the simple idea that in order to grow and expand, one must first establish roots. As a complete system, the components of place, people, and energy work together to accomplish Common Ground’s mission: Root down to rise up, together.
Collect. Print. Live.
Using locally sourced byproducts from agriculture and the city’s waste-stream an expandable solution can be made. An on-site 3D printer using synthetic bioplastic filament created from a mixture of hemp, corn stalks, soybean pods, and waste plastic pollution, is used to print personal dwelling pods that are joined by communal amenities.
The current trends of Co-Living models within New York City exist as fast-paced, energetic environments that cater to young individuals, acting as the antithesis of the American single-family home. Re-imagining the ideals of the single-family home and applying them to the Co-Living model, can open the typology to new demographics, such as mentally handicapped or elderly individuals relying on support.
The Cluster is a co-living and maker’s space for young, ambitious creatives committed to experiencing life’s communal potential—as an integral part of an dynamic ecosystem. Residents not only gain affordable housing, a maker’s space, and the ability to showcase and sell their work all under one roof, but they also gain a support system.
CANVAS is an inclusive co-living space which focuses on the well being of the community it serves by providing an adaptable, resilient, and affordable living alternative to conventional housing. The flexibility of the customizable cube configurations allows for a variety of layouts that could match the space needs, lifestyle, and budget of the occupant.
...is living for the quick-tempo future. We embrace change, dynamism and evolution, but through the passage of convenience and comfort. Bubble-Living allows you to deploy your home in an area of your choosing, and develop it to a level that compliments your lifestyle.
Our design seeks to create a usable and connected public space that fosters a sense of community through the re-cohabitation of human spaces and nature.Our space seeks to build a sense of empathy within the community it fosters by encouraging residents to help each other, to listen to one another, and to build a strong foundation for humanity within, rather than against, the elements.
Beelive strives to mimic the hierarchies flexible conformity and behavior hierarchical behavior and relationships emblematic of bees nests.
The Aspen Cooperative imagines how a microcosm of society could work together like the aspen groves; connected and feeding off each other’s skills, energy, knowledge and love to form a whole which is greater than the sum of its parts.
ArtLifting is at the intersection of the pressing housing challenges the city of Los Angeles faces - it aims to become a catalyst in revitalizing the historic LA Arts district. With a social purpose deeply embedded in the broader health of its people and their urban fabric, ArtLifting symbolizes a new form of energy: architecture and design as an engine for change, built to heal.
Arroyo is meant to be a self sustaining space. The residents are able to contribute to the cause by helping with different services. The more services they can do the more their rent is subsidized by the end of the month. Some services help maintain the building, others help their neighbors. The initial incentive is financial but the outcome is a greater sense of community and care for their home and others.
The West Village Co-Living Community intends to address the need for affordable housing by creating adaptable and resilient homes that are inherently connected within the neighbourhood. The proposal suggests that only the most essential and minimal architectural interventions should be introduced to provide a framework for an inclusive community whose members live and work locally.
As neighborhoods find themselves in a development boom, often their identity starts to become lost as their residents and businesses are pushed out. ACCORD looks to help small businesses and local inhabitants manage the changing environment and thrive in the new community.
356 : Living Levels challenges the notions and culture of New York by attempting to create a new economy whereby currency is non-monetary and instead measured by the skills that one can bring to the community and their desire to teach and to learn.
[P]LACE [O]F [D]IVERSITY PODS
Our proposal looks at expanding the trending model of co-living to include opportunities for families, older adults, and at-risk populations to participate in the group living paradigm. By designing for the needs of each of those groups, we’ve created an inclusive, multi-generational, place of diversity that cultivates communal well-being and economic equality.
[CO]linary x LA
[CO]linary is a future culinary lab for exploration and inspiration, rooted in the idea that together we can co-create within a shared economy for a more collaborative, inclusive and sustainable way of life. [CO]linary sets out to explore new scenarios for production, respond to global challenges, and provide a backdrop for creative innovation.
This new co-living facility proposes a modular construction that can be built and re-built to address rapidly evolving circumstances.