POSTGRADUATE

Micro Village - Affordable Student Housing in Edinburgh

With the ever increasing student population and consequential increase in rent in Edinburgh, an affordable housing space is the need of the hour not just for the students but also the local residents. This project is aimed at designing affordable student accommodation by proposing cohousing students with the locals of the city.

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Final banner showcasing the research carried out and design development.

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Visual showcasing student room in the flat with cork flooring and mezzanine floor for sleeping. The storage and study space is beneath the mezzanine.

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Visual showing students chilling in the flexible space in their flat.

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Visual showing occupants interacting through windows in the corridor. Windows are a great conversation enablers. Residents can have a small chat with neighbors passing by in the hallway or invite them in for a meal. The flooring of passageway is polished concrete with planters on one edge. The ceiling is installed with cementitious fiber wood panels to absorb the noise and echoes in the long corridor.

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