Balconnect

GSD Core Studio IV: Integrate, Spring 2020

Individual project

Instructor: Ron Witte

Program: Collective Housing

Site: Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Capacity: 180

Balconnect proposes a way of dwelling in which the interior is part of a system that goes back outside to the collective life, creating a dynamic in-between space. The boundary between the inside and the outside is softened. Balconnect keeps the inside of units simple and stripped to the utmost essentials – kitchen-dining room, bed and bath, and outsources the recreational, social, and personal spaces to the outside.

Kitchen
Gathering space
Ground floor urban garden
Balcony, unit, collective space – a continuum

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