Micro-City

2nd Prize at 5th Daito Kentaku Housing Competition -The Evolution of the housings-, 2017

 

As if it were a metaphor of today's society, in which individualism and isolation reigns, today buildings stand as individual objects within the urban fabric unrelated to others. What would happen if separate buildings came together to operate within a collective model through shared systems of waste, technical facilities and spaces and thereby to achieve greater depth in the closeness and human relationships of people who inhabit? The project therefore raises the possibility that "the building" becomes "the city", a city within a city, an autonomous entity in which not only spaces but resources and infrastructure are shared , to generate a more efficient, sustainable and more honest architecture. A city where spaces coexist to live, work and enjoy leisure, maintaining intimacy but forming one community at a time.