ARC 230 LARGER SCALE HOUSING PROJECTS
A new self-build development to the north of Falmouth aimed to introduce a new type of housing community, bridging the gap between rural and urban life. Shared resources and communal growing fields surrounded allotted kitchen gardens, as well as each plot having its own area of private garden. Aberfal North Farm had a mushroom farm in its basement- each house designed to grow some form of protein as a cash crop to supplement the household income.
ARC 210 MULTI-GENERATIONAL ADAPTIVE HOUSING
This second year project was to create adaptable multi-generational units to house a mixture of agile agers and students. Located near Falmouth Docks railway station, the idea behind my project was the concept of 'happenstance'; creating as many opportunities for social interaction, contact and intergenerational skill-sharing. The interlocking design of the apartments gave each flat a dual aspect outlook, and different neighbours on each floor, as well as the provision of space to house many hobbies and activities to encourge chance encounter and shared activity.