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All for one

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PHASING COMMUNITY PROTOTYPE REGARDLESS OF SCALE

 

GRADUATION PROJECT II
Site: HAVANA, CUBA

 
 
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The proposal is to shape a dynamic building, continously change with time correspondance to flexible life demand. Therefore at the begining the architects only provide a building workshop on the ground floor and concrete skeleton above under the generic grid. Along with residents move in to fill in personal housing units, the workshop is hardly needed and gradually replaced by other communal programs. Simutaneously a series of new public units are constructed with the assistance of architects. A participatory process which architects provide the long-standing structure of community and afterwards residents fill in their housing units, on one hand facing the shortage of materials, on the other hand this is where flexibilities come from.

 
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[1] The proposal does not locate in a specific site but based on Havana context in general, aim to engage maximal local environment for the flexibilities.

[2] 1. basic grid, 2. skylight cell, 3. street in between, 4. verticle staircase cell, 5. public unit cell. These are basic elements of different projects based of the prototype.

[3] The participatary proposal of community prototype is aim to release some parts of a project to users within a smart system architects provide.

 

The participatary proposal of community prototype is aim to release some parts of a project to users within a smart system architects provide.

Unit Structure provided beforedhand contains plumbings facilities for daily life demand, to make sure each unit stands on its own, prepared for residents to easily fillin walls, openings, furnitures etc, to construct persosnal life.

 
 

With process of self- construction, demand of workshop declines, the prefabricated skylight cells are removed and replaced by courtyard. Once housing units are almost done, demand of sociality increases. With collaboration of architects, some voids of yards are transformed to expansion of public streets.

 
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