Millennial Housing contains a strong influence of the Housing Crisis which is affecting multiple individuals of the Millennial Generation. The image on the left highlights the issues of various ownership of land within London. This allowed my project to move forward to occupy open space of unused land which could be occupied for a period of time without breaking any laws or legalities. Whilst also including land being owned by my parents (Landlords).
Final Dissertation with a 3D printed booklet holder titled â€˜Millennial Landâ€™, this was my process stage of discovering detailed research into Millennial Housing.
Here is one of the final outputs created during Millennial Housing. This installation piece highlights transportable housing architecture. Which could occupy unused sites of land within the Brent borough. The space was used to host conversations with the Brent residents/Estate Agents/Planners about the issues of the Housing Crisis for Millennials and the future of housing in London.
The second Millennial Housing build, occupied land within the back of my parents garden. As the build was pushing the boundaries of Brent councils planning regulations concerning its height and purpose of use within the area. The build entered into territory of what can and cannot be built in Brent back gardens, including a space to sleep. I have highlighted alternative measures Millennials needed to go to find their own independence whilst living on their parents property.
DIY STRUCTURES PLATFORM
The Millennial Housing Kit provides the possibility for Millennials to develop their DIY skills and use of tools to create their own architecture upon unused land or on their parents land. I have used simple methods of flat packed models which can be built simply to engage in a protest against the Housing Crisis.
Finally to push Millennial Housing into the current real world boundary, I decided to create similar graphics to an estate agent called Bairstow Eves to advertise in their shop window the new concept of Millennial living. The idea of selling land and space could become normalised in our current ever growing population, which is lacking affordable housing for the younger generation. Therefore this idea provides an architectural alternative for the future generations.
Using the Autodesk Remake software to capture multiple images of sculptural facades upon various buildings within London. This allowed me to convert real life photographs into creating a 3D animation of videos and models.
Based on the image on the previous page (blue background). This animation transferred into a 3D model print which developed into a replication concept to re-purpose this facade. As most facades upon various buildings around the world become weather beaten, instead facades should be replicated as this model shows.
Using the detailed facade of the building I have re-purposed it into its own architectural building proposal as presented in the images. It brings to life the features of a building that were overlooked, the images highlight the delicate details and the use of the laser cutter to expand the base of the 3D print facade to be used as stairs leading up towards the building.
Escape project highlights the awareness of rising sea levels within urban areas for future generations, including homes in the London borough of Brent. By using Rhino Software to replicate a model of my own home to create the formation of roofs to be modernised and open at a certain point when the reality of rising flood levels occur in London. During the crisis of a flood occurring, the roof flap will open out, once rising water reaches a certain point. As this does so an escape pod will appear within the roof and residents will enter the escape pod. As it floats out on the water it will connect with other residents escape pods creating a stronger architectural structure.
Here is the finalised architectural model which has been 3D printed. Representing the scenario of how the roof flap opens and the residents within the home enter the escape pod during the flood.