Affordable Modular Collective Housing: Housociety/How Society
House society is a combination of well-oriented and multi-functionally space. That prompts a wellness experience for users who live in this community.
To further explain my concept statement, house society has the potential to make the users have more interaction in reality instead of virtual connections. House society promotes wellness through the private individual unit, and communal space by making users share moments and activities through physical connections.
People are generally happier decades ago. The reason why they are happier is because they are living as a unit. They talk to each other and help each other. I did a research and I found a TikTok which was released in 2015, a psychiatrist and director of the Harvard study of adult development, Dr. Robert Waldinger said “good relationships keep us happier and healthier” and he also talked about social connections are good for us, and loneliness kills our happiness. This turns out that people who are more socially connected to family, to friends, to the community are tend to be happier than those who isolate themselves.
In this social housing project, you can see, how they add a balcony to the unit. The two pictures you can see above show the transformation of the space. This balcony is called the winter garden, you can see there are plants added on this bouche which make this building become a vivid urban living space. This is how a balcony plays an important role in small space living.
Audience & Program
User Profile and Time Schedule
On the left side are blocks in different colors that represent the users in this unit. Also, their colors represent their experience journey. The length of these colored shapes is different, but also there are some common points that these shapes are connected—- and this represents the time that this family gathered together.
Audience & Program
This axonometric in different colors represent different experience journey. On the right, there’s a square with a dashed line is my alternative plan for 4 roommates. The user can remove the living room and add a sliding door, and this space becomes a temporary bedroom for one more person.
Zoning & Journey Diagram
Multi-Generational Unit Plan & Transformation
This is the floor plan for the multi-generationally family. You can see there’s powder room and a bathroom and there are three individual bedrooms. Each room has the accessibility to go to the balcony. And also the living room seems not small for a multi-generationally family, but there’s a sliding door in this living room area. In the summertime, they can open the door and go to the balcony.
Alternative Plan: 4 Roommates
There’s the area size of both interior bedroom space and outdoor balcony space. The outdoor space is equal to another interior bedroom space. So the users in each room have the opportunity to have this entire space
Section Drawing & Reflected Ceiling Plan
Material & Finishes
This material board is also my mood board to show my interior space style (choice of material) these materials are affordable and you can find these martial from IKEA.