Luke Hughes — Block share
Block share — Break Bread Together. By Luke Hughes
To create a holistic environment for informal care, through an architecture that provides opportunities for interaction via cooking, eating and growing.
Housing in the UK is highly segregated, forcing people at different life stages into specific housing types and exacerbating issues of loneliness and care in the home.
Block Share distributes a spectrum of private and public spaces throughout the co-housing scheme, from the most private generous bedspace, to dining spaces shared by a few residents, to large communal areas such as gardens and workspaces shared by the whole block. Kitchens form key communal spaces where residents from different age groups can come together to break bread. Across the building, levels of privacy at thresholds are mediated by curtains and doors.
Block Share aims to inspire a future housing typology that allows users from different age groups to form both the intimate and informal bonds that make up a community.
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