Living Single,
Living Together

This project is in search of the question of flexibility in architecture achieved by proliferation and specialization of circulation.

Year: 2021 Fall
GSD Core I
Jenny French
4 Weeks

Sandwiched by two other row houses in an urban neighborhood, my project seeks to point to two possible modes of inhabitation for the occupants. In a community crisis situation, the multiplied system of circulation introduces the possibility of an additional vertically rentable, private unit within the duplex.
Respecting the grid system in the given generic plan, the back thirds of the house are designated to two stacked private units with exclusive entries, meanwhile the front thirds serve as the Common and could potentially be used as an additional private unit. In addition to programmatic flexibility, the “thickened wall” strategy is utilized to leave open floor spaces for the residents to occupy as they wish.