Professor Mitchell Owen
Design Studio 4
This project was to design multi-family housing based on a precedent study. The precedent I analyzed was the Shindler House designed by Rudolph Schindler. This Los Angeles home was designed to house multiple families and change with a system of sliding walls to create more private spaces if necessary.
Based on an experience that I had as a teenager, I wanted to design a multi-family home that could be used for home-stays. A home-stay is when a traveler stays with a local family in a new environment to fully experience the culture, rather than staying in a commercial setting.
To accomplish this, I wanted to create three homes within one house, maximizing communal spaces. Shared spaces include a large kitchen and multiple lounges. These spaces occur when two separate family areas come together. This home was designed for two permanent families and one visting family. This way, if one permanent family is not present, there is another local family to host the visitors.