Sweeet this is so awesome! Too excited for the next batch!
I’m going to be updating my thesis ‘prezi’ as per DRPD chapter . guidelines. check back later for more great work
I originally started to explore unit typologies for the use of “growing” flats [basically a granny flat for a young designer]. As Jorge has been encouraging us to use Prezi, my research has matured, and manifested itself into the study of designing & developing “Limited Equity Housing Co-ops” like seen here:
The problem was the same, but different- Toronto’s “Regent Park” neighborhood went under redevelopment, leaving hospitality workers [who originally inhabited the area] misplaced, and without a home- they’re unable to pay the now higher market rate rent[s].
My thesis, primarily focused on the emerging IDEA district [ ideadistrictsd.com ] deals with young designers, and design interns need for housing in the area. Their salaries won’t accommodate market rate, so a typology of housing unit is needed. More formally, an exploration of the potential of the co-op as an economically viable, social organization appropriate for the provision of affordable housing. Further more, why does the traditional co-op have to be either housing, or workspace- why can’t it be both? Co-locating live/work within a “protected” co-op setting allows for young designer, and design firms the chance to materialize, and build equity (both self fulfilling, and economically)…
Everyone is welcome to explore my mind through my prezi document, which is constantly changing, morphing, and synthesizing- leave comments if you have time!