The Autonomous tenement

The programme for retrofiring tenements borrows its name from ‘The Autonomous Terrace’, a set of drawings by Clifford Harper which imagined how a suburban terrace could be repurposed for a way of life that is self-sufficient, green and equitably communal. Applying these to principles to the 19th century tenement typology along with the material requirements described in the previous chapter produces an enhanced housing solution that can be replicated all over the city.

Overview isometric showing the automatons tenement

Retrofit: The Autonomous tenement

Booklet 3

Perspective view of autonomous tenements from within the back court
Perspective view through autonomous tenement looking out into the back court.
1.50 Upper floor plans of autonomous tenements of different sizes.