I Live the way I want
‘I Live the way I want’ attempts to re-think the meaning of domestic spaces and to challenge the traditional housing model that has failed to provide new forms of living. Through speculating a housing framework that accommodates not only the typical nuclear family model, but provides for a diverse range of living conditions and priorities.
A partnership between T&L and the local councils for a residential scheme in the city where financial liability is shared to promote affordable live/work housing scheme, whereby it attempts to liberate individual debt through sharing and prioritising essential needs.
The reduced rental price will be feasible through an un-orthodox financial model, where profits to developers are capped @ 15%. Marketing, real estate, finishing cost are all eliminated, then further subsidised by a capped number of luxury villas incorporated into the scheme. The ambition is to provoke questions of occupation, family structures, and modern lifestyles that has large effects on the built environment & contemporary housing needs.
I live the way I want, is not just a critique about the housing crisis, but a live question on how to occupy domestic spaces when patterns of life are changing so rapidly whilst architecture struggles to adapt to these changes. On a larger context, how the ideology and system can become a means to re-organise the city and respond to contemporary housing needs. Where it attempts to find the common ground, through blurring thresholds of differences and individual priorities. And ultimately provoking questions about the ‘home’.
Location: London, United Kingdom
University: Architectural Association School of Architecture
Semester: Master Project
Studio: Diploma 1
Teaching: Miraj Ahmed - Martin Jameson