In coordination with HDB’s 60th anniversary SUTD’s Core 3 Architecture studio is exploring the future of housing, asking how we will live in the next hundred years.
The future of housing and it’s past.
Our studio builds a vision of the future of housing based on an understanding of the past, with one key historical fact driving our investigation: Singapore has been and will be a high-density, high-rise nation. The vision we create will be a next step in a bigger history of over-coming the difficulties of high-rise, high-density urbanism to create thriving, vibrant, livable homes in the sky.
A 3-dimensional neighborhood, on artificial land:
While the primary output of this studio is the design of high-rise housing, we would like to recognize the importance of urban context and neighborhood to the success of housing. A master-planning exercise has allowed us to imagine the neighborhood of the future, here in the East of Singapore, not far from SUTD. Our site is on a proposed artificial polder island to the south of East Coast Park, within a larger masterplan developed by the ONG&ONG Architect in Residence Team led by Andrew Lee.
Challenges and adaptations:
The near future will not be without challenges. Looking forward we have identified three primary challenges for our students to take on as they imagine the future of housing: demographic shift and aging, climate change, and the economy of automation.
To encourage our students to take on these challenges, we asked them to include at least one of the following unit types in their designs: live-work unit, co-living unit, micro-housing unit, multi-generational unit.
Tying together our units is a 3-dimensional public space strategy: students were asked to think of public space as more than just open space at ground level. We have asked them to integrate upper level public space with the public open space of the masterplan in a 3-dimensional network- linking the living space with urban space (and also linking our work from the first half of the semester with our work from the second half.)
Final Review Schedule:
Wednesday April 29th, 9:00am – 6:30pm
9:00 Opening of video conference, greeting of critics.
9:15- 10:00 Introduction ASD Core 3, ‘Future of Housing’, ONG&ONG AiR Long Island Study and student masterplans.
10:00 –12:15pm: Individual Studio Design Reviews (separate studios.)
12:15pm – 1:00pm: BREAK
1pm – 3:15pm: Individual Studio Design Reviews (separate studios.)
3:30 – 6:30pm: Group design review and summary discussion.
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