Team : HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates
Client : Alphawood Foundation
Size : +1 000 sqm
Partner : N/A
Type : Competition
Statut : Proposal
Awards : N/A
Everyone needs to be housed and everyone deserves a good home. We need housing that takes into account the basic needs; sleeping, eating and showering and it is the same for unsheltered people. Everybody, each young people need to build his future, so they can’t do it in this condition: “forced out of their safe environment for the day” and every day.
Tiny Housing Estate is a small group of tiny homes built together as a single development. Each tiny loft packs everything people need into 30 square meter of living space. The project is planned to be less expensive and affordable while optimized life condition.
Tiny Loft provides secured area, now young adult can build his future into serenity. Because he has his own private space into a planned development, young adults can safely store personal belongings and legal documents.
Tiny Housing Estate is composed by tiny loft and communal space. Massing organization is defined by 10 housing modules along the sides, communal space in front and small garden. We also include, recycling receptacles, 10 Secured bikes storage and a hardscape area that can accommodate parking for 3 cars.
Each housing module includes bathroom, Kitchen, a bedroom, a storage space, secure door and window and a small terrace. The permanent communal space is composed by Meetings area (social gatherings), laundry, one office space for staff and Trash.
We used wood as design solution for construction. This project is design to be lightweight architecture and wood is less expensive, flexible and malleable as material. We want to talk the public about the possibilities of wood applications in the construction field. Easily constructible, each tiny loft is developed to minimize material waste while maximizing its architectural presence in the space for public.