School of Visual Arts | New York NY
United States of America
In this project, I will re-invent transitional housing and create expandable systems that allow one or two kids to join the single parent residing in these… more
Architecture can make the world better!Lecturer at the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and… more
The first impression of your project is very good. The sheet is formed compositionally right. I like the idea of creating a residential cell with the possibility of increasing and transforming it. In a minimal area, you use the space very efficiently. The interior looks minimalistic and modern.
However, it seems to me that the wood you proposed for finishing is not a cheap material, and you position your project primarily as an inexpensive housing. The capsule itself, as an independent object, is performed well. Nevertheless, it is impossible to estimate how a large, formed from such capsules, building will look like according to the materials presented in the project. I would like to see the facades of this building and examples of the organization of the courtyard.
Of course, your desire to apply technologies in the project to solve the problem of lack of clean water in the city is commendable.
Congratulations on the opportunity to present the project at the international competition!
I wish you good luck and a prolific creative journey!
In this project, I will re-invent transitional housing and create expandable systems that allow one or two kids to join the single parent residing in these transitional houses. My goal is to design a healthy and comfortable temporary home for single parents who were previously homeless or incarcerated while addressing water scarcity in New York City and conservation method using design and technology.
The design inspiration came from the nursing behavior of whales, the mother whale nurses their offspring for an extensive period, feeding them, protecting them from harm, and teaching them, and they develop a strong bond during this period. I wanted to express this bonding in my project, to make the users feel connecting with their children. The design strategy to help solve the city’s water shortages, and pollution is by implementing both the Greywaters Recycling system and the Stormwater Management system in order to reduce human consumption of freshwater sources. From the city’s standpoint, collecting and reusing water is not just alleviating the stress on the water distribution system but also helps save the nearby waterway and environment.
The building is made with mass timber structure, the capsule shell is made of steel and the interior is made of wood.