Linda Malaeb — Whole Habitat
Whole Habitat — One home for many and any. By Linda Malaeb.
Walthamstow, Waltham Forest
To foster a collective sense of belonging through social interaction, unified in one building.
Residential developments focus on the single house, flat or unit. ‘Housing’ has become a mass noun which, in reality, isolates us from one another.
The proposed building is a unified structure with a courtyard, various entrance points, and different modes of circulation. The building is oriented around the journey of arrival, through the careful design of threshold spaces that heighten the transition from the public street to the private home. These threshold spaces are a series of steps for social interaction, which all surround a shared, overlooked courtyard.
To build homes that allow inhabitants to live both private and public lives, fostering a culture of collective living and an appreciation of shared spaces.
- Design Think Tank — New Knowledge
- Design Tectonic – Design Principles Document
- Design History – The Architecture of Darbourne & Darke