Home is a Four Letter Word
The project puts forward a new live-work housing prototype for artists and workers in the industrial neighborhood of Dogpatch. By reorganizing domestic functions into a highly specific cabinet of living and labor, a generic character of the home is reclaimed. Through the reinvention of the bathroom as a social bathing room, a conventionally private space is made the spatial and social link for the residents. Shared, unassigned bedrooms further challenge the residents through the necessity of mutual vulnerability. Storage becomes the only personal space.