The expandable home research and development
My Thesis 01 project argues the current UK generation, living within a Digital Revolution that offers infinite opportunities for social exchange, knowledge transfer and social mobility, paradoxically is experiencing alarming statistics of social and economic division, loneliness and isolation. Whilst feelings of disfranchisement and disempowerment grow, alongside unaffordable contexts, the social animal is struggling to keep pace with evolutionary demands. Exploring Co Habitation, Co-living and Co-Working models, has led to an opportunity to create a stronger community. The mass disposal of M.O.D Barrack sites within our cities provides the potential canvas for beginning to explore the formation of a societal shift.
The research and development document highlights the depths of testing throughout the project. It addresses issues of the self assembly frame and problems that arose surrounding the new frame, to be constructed differently from existing WikiHouse frames.