year two, semester two
This apartment housing consists of 24 units (2-3 workers within a unit), where two units form a module. The pair shares a common space on a separate level from the bedrooms. The staggering and configuration of these modules creates external common areas shared by four units on even numbered levels. Odd numbered levels consist of more open spaces, giving opportunity for voids and gardens. These levels tend to be more open, yet provide sufficient privacy from passersby along Geylang Road. These living spaces are unlike the oppressive and unhealthy dorms workers live in.
The dimensions and configuration of the spaces within the unit draw inspiration from from the escalator scene in Chungking Express and the proportions of shophouses found at Geylang. Voids and skylights were manipulated to give the exterior spaces a sense of freedom by vertically connecting the different levels
year two semester two project
by sandy k
tutor sven schichor