Barras Communal Social Housing
With an opportunity for a housing proposal in the heart of the historic Barras district of Glasgow brings the opportunity for a new approach to housing in the area – while specifically working to tackle child poverty which has historically been an issue across Scotland for decades.
This proposal suggests that a communal, co-living experience would work to home and provide purpose for both the adults and children in families suffering from poverty – as well as create a healthy community that could interact with the existing Barras district to help in its rejuvenation and repurpose itself.
Through several shared living spaces between two families but separate sleeping quarters the housing itself provides a support network aided by the development of a community hub with multi-purpose halls, nursery and study areas. On site care can provide support in a more professional manner, with education and recreation opportunities for both adults and children helping to provide a stable environment for the inhabitants.
Communal living to create support network for parents – providing stable environments for education, socialisation and development skills.
Defined indoor and outdoor work spaces – dedicated study and independent work spaces contrasted with the shared central space including maintaining an intensely planted garden area.