ARCH 302A: Architectural Design III Gallery: Co-op City – Housing for the Collective Good: From Minimal Dwelling to Maximal Housing

Co-Living House

The core of the housing project is to define co-living community within the scale of mini city. The cultural and musical part is essential in the Leimart Park Community. The project focus on the connection with living space to the public and cultural shared space. With a performing space surrounded by a courtyard spade housing units, musicians could perform to the city while residents enjoying the music at home. The performing space built with wood beams and polycarbonate suggesting a open and welcoming attitude toward the community.

The housing units is designed rather private on the exterior but open to the center. With concrete wall and steel structure of the performing space supported, the building is elevated and the theater is “floating”, which free up the ground floor space. With courtyard open to the sky, this open and airy space perfectly fit as a shared community space.