Michelle Badr

Dissolving Walls

Low-income neighborhoods are typically characterized by layers of protective barriers such as walls, gates, and fences. This housing proposal in Mexico aims to dissolve such barriers. Using a base module, spatial variety is generated through strategies such as shifting and interlocking. In the name of post-privacy, courtyards, kitchens, laundry, and childcare are shared between a social unit of 6-10 residents. An internal street acts as a promenade where residents can re-purpose zones or engage publicly with neighbors. The project envisions various forms of living beyond the nuclear family, to ultimately accommodate many ways of living together.