Bamboo Micro-Housing Transitional Residence by Dylan Baker-Rice

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Bamboo Micro-Housing

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Transitional Residence

INSPIRATION:
Bamboo was chosen because of its low cost and small ecological footprint. It grows throughout Southeast Asia and has been used in traditional small houses for many years. The idea was to utilize the material in a contemporary manner and provide a unique living environment which is safe for the many urban dwellers which have no form of permanent housing. The arcs and bends provide structural support for the dwelling making the form of the bamboo visually appealing and structurally sound.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The concept is to create a form of transitional housing which can be constructed in existing industrial buildings in the city centre. The bamboo helps to screen and control ventilation while providing structure support and a sense of open space within a very small living environment.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This is a single example of a two level dwelling with areas for sleeping, eating, bathing, cooking, and working. It is designed for a single individual or couple but can be expanded as the occupant's family grows or can be easily dismantled and re-used once permanent housing is provided

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The first prototype was completed in December of 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, and was exhibited to public in the 2013 Hong Kong Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Heat bending rattan, use of bamboo for structure and screening, unique jointing system with bamboo, ease of assembly, low-cost, sustainable materials.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
15 square meters, approximately 2.5 meters by 3 meters and 3.7 meters tall

TAGS:
Bamboo, Micro, House, Structure, Bending, Weaving

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Research into the types of illegal dwellings in Hong Kong and similar cities throughout the world led to the final design. A modular system was designed which is small, flexible, easy to customise and construct, utilising many of the same techniques as existing illegal houses but safe and with more space and storage and better materials for a better quality of life.

CHALLENGE:
The challenge was to design a system of construction for temporary housing which is low-cost, easy to build, and sustainable. A new method of assembling bamboo was devised using heat bending to create arc for structural support and mechanical connections so the pieces can be bolted together. This avoids the problem with traditional tying which is time consuming and difficult for people without lengthy training in knotting.

ADDED DATE:
2014-02-28 03:16:34

TEAM MEMBERS (8) :
Design Director- Dylan Baker-Rice, Director- Damita Yu, Lead Designer- Matthew Donkersely, Lead Designer- Sara Campagna, Design Collaborator- Cherie Cheung, Sam Ki, Jason Yeung and

IMAGE CREDITS:
All photos courtesy of Luke Hayes, Bamboo Micro-Housing, 2014

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
AFFECT-T

PROFILE:
Affect-t is an abbreviation in closing; Affectionately often used by the artist Marcel Duchamp in his correspondence with friends and fellow artists. Projects range in scale from small cultural buildings such as libraries and performance halls, to singular residences and apartments, to large residential and infrastructural developments. The Architectural Affects which form the core design principles of the studio are a concern for Craft, Form, Environment, Site, and Sensation. These form the basis of each proposal as the studio employs continued research through design to create a unique proposals suited to the individual brief, site, and client. Each project addresses issues of site and project specificity, form and its impact on space, quality of material, knowledge of making, and sustainability. The studio’s research through design is supported by a strong commitment to education and advocacy. In addition to built work the studio feels it has a responsibility to educate through teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels and through exhibitions and writing which explore broader architectural issues of social justice, the environment, housing, and health. The ultimate aim of the studio is to utilize design to better the experience of the individual user and broader built environment. -We create spaces which are experienced, Affectionately.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Bamboo Micro-Housing Transitional Residence by Dylan Baker-Rice is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Bamboo Micro-Housing Transitional Residence by Dylan Baker-Rice is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2013 - 2014.



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