YOUR FIRST HOME
Your First home is a research project to create a new housing scheme for Care Leavers. This research was created in partnership with LivShare for Barking and Dagenham Council/ Be First London.
Design By Consultation
In order to make recommendations for a solution that is rooted in reality, consultation has been an important part of the process. Some of the stages below have run concurrently and we have taken benefit from feedback loops as we have sought to fully explore the situation and find solutions that resonate with those that are part of it.
FRONT LINE PERSPECTIVE
YOUNG PEOPLE IN CARE AND NOT ANTICIPATING MOVING ON
YOUNG PEOPLE ALREADY PROVIDED WITH HOUSING
DESIGN REVIEW WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
DESIGN REVIEW WITH PROFESSIONALS
Flexible and Adaptable
The design ambition is to create a bespoke new housing typology, that responds directly to the outcomes of the consultation process, whilst incorporating elements of flexibility and adaptability, allowing the typology to be easily deployable on a variety of infill sites in the borough.
A modular design solution is proposed comprising narrow two-storey bays. Each bay is characterised by one of the three sharing thresholds established during the consultation
1. The Individual Module - a collection of individual bedroom spaces that are not shared
2. The Family Module - spaces that are shared amongst a household of 5 individuals
3. The Community Module - spaces shared by multiple households at the scale of the