Stage 2- Live&Work Row Housing
The aim of this project was to create a scheme of houses that consists of 18-24 units, but with an added work space.
The site of New Lanark held many aspects of consideration, such as its steep topography and World Heritage status. These 2 factors were integral to the success of the project.
Physically, as the topography determined form, and ethically as New Lanark must follow strict criteria to keep its World Heritage status.
Research has proven that New Lanark was a place ahead of its time, pushing the boundaries of architecture and its ethical value, hence I believe that the ideology behind New Lanark should be conserved, and not so much the physical structure.
New Lanark was a radical scheme that had the workers at its heart, it allowed cleaner working conditions, green space, days off, schooling for children and a fair wage- community was key.
This ideology for care is what I want to preserve, and believe this concept can be modernized.
Research found that being outdoors and in nature can help accelerate the healing process, taking full advantage of the sites and their surroundings.