Alfie Stephenson-Boyles, Year 5

Estate Platform

How can estate densification be achieved in a way that satisfies both the need for additional and diverse housing, whilst also creating the conditions for social exchange? The project imagines a scenario where the residents of housing estates in London are able to form a housing cooperative, whose aim is to improve conditions on the estate; to provide a platform for social exchange, income, jobs and additional, diverse and open-ended housing. It directly positions itself against the current model of decanting housing estates in London. An framework of in situ cast concrete supports provide an organisational platform for reconfigurable CLT housing units and amenity space that can be expanded or contracted over time dependent on the inhabitants needs.