Alessandro Conning-Rowland, Year 4

Chamfer: A Cooperative Housing Platform

The project proposes a cooperative housing platform based on a family of discrete parts. The project aims to disrupt London’s asset driven housing market by creating a viable alternative originating from the idea that through sharing, we can have more. The Chamfer platform enables resident-initiated, funded, democratically designed and self-constructed housing; made possible through the utilisation of shared living, shared knowledge and the combinatorial possibilities of the Chamfer chunks. The geometry of these chunks promotes desired spacial and social outcomes: division of space through level change and shared circulatory landscapes, whilst physically they embrace low cost materials such as OSB and cardboard and highly accessible fabrication technologies such as CNC milling.