Introducing an accessible, sustainable co-housing scheme in Old Trafford, Manchester.
Environmentally sensitive architecture is one which responds to the physical, socioeconomic, and political context in which the buildings reside. This is the approach I try to adhere to, as it produces contextually relevant architecture.
I am also interested in building community through design. One of the ways I found that this was possible within my own work is through co-housing. Through site analysis it became apparent that food is integral to the fabric of Old Trafford. The scheme uses food to bring together the existing cultural pockets of Old Trafford. The scheme incorporates shared kitchens between adjacent neighbours. Additionally, the scheme houses a more commercial kitchen within the RE: nosh cultural exchange hub, making the scheme a destination for the wider community.