Located under the Cambie Street bridge, the goal of this project was to create a scalable, modular, flexible, dynamic and practical possibility for the affordable housing situation in Vancouver - while addressing the shared community requirement of the collaborative consumption studio. Users are able to assemble and configure their units themselves via an app.
Scalability allows for low upfront construction costs and quick assembly and disassembly of the hexagon frame, and the movement of the dwelling units within the frame as people’s needs change. The dialogue between the hexagon structure and the rectangular units allows for spatial opportunities and configurations that a typical grid assembly wouldn’t necessarily allow for.
Modularity and constructablilty of the units and the structure became the focus of the project, and emphasis was placed on the consideration of how the components come together, can be taken apart and can be reconfigured with minimum site impact. The entire assembly can be assembled without any welds; the living units themselves are designed to allow for 12’ ,24’ and 36’ lengths with double steel studs to allow services to run through the walls, pre-cut insulation that pops into the wall and cladding panels that can be added or removed depending on requirements.
Software used: Revit, Cinema4D, Illustrator, Photoshop