A Simple Flat
For the Cell project I have explored the topic of gender roles in Architecture. Since the idea of nuclear family became a main trend in the1950s, the strong sense of gender stereotype was embedded into our subconscious and since then people have started to assign ‘genders’ to different rooms in a house, and this creates an intangible boundary subconsciously in our mind of labour being masculine and domesticity including unpaid work to be feminine.
My approach to the flat design is currated with two principles, the gender neutral-ness in aesthetic property and the permeability of the space. The layout of the flat is currated in an open plan, the circulation is articulated around the central core which accomodates all the functional appliances such as bathroom / toilet, kitchen and laundry area.