Cellular Domestic Unit
With labour and domesicity increasingly combined in our lives, with this approach I sought to make the two work together in a space that looked to the future and so could be adjustable depending on the needs of the occupants.
I centred the unit around three cores of: circulation, kitchen and balcony space, and bathroom space. These can be configured in a way for single or communal occupants, shown in the various options in plan. However I also explored the idea of separating each function across a floor and making the ‘unit’ into a tower form – with an area of 40m2 for each floor it can accommodate the brief in this way also.
As a result, plans where the functions of kitchen space, bedrooms, living and working/study spaces are all spilit up depending on the floor – effectively creating a cohousing tower – can be seen on the next pages also, with the entrance floor which could also act as an open workshop/store below.