Social Housing Dwelling Diversification
Peter Sloterdjck describes the intimate and particular spaces of people as bubbles. In a larger scale produced by the interconnectivity of these bubbles, there is the architectural foam. This foam is not the coalition of different base units, but a new pluralism with its own new characteristics. He claims that the classical notion of unity and uniformity does not apply to the personal space we will inhabit; instead, a set of stabilized stacking personal worlds can shape a new residential complex, with a new pluralism. The challenge of contemporary social housing is to provide affordable housing opportunities that yet recognize the diverse household configurations of the XXI century. Factors as members, cultural backgrounds, social roles, life expectations, and modes of appropriation can determine variating configurations of the household on time.
For the new social foam, we argue for a way of crafting social housing that recognizes new modes of individuality and pluralism. This project explores an alternative by using computational designing tools to create a repeatable and adaptable social housing grid system that can achieve form variety and also fulfill social functions.