How we interact through a wall, a window and with no barrier at all.
Section through shared spaces
This is a section through the shared spaces and the public street inside an indoor climate.
An exploded axonometric drawing showing the strucutre of the Lindbäcks wooden volumes used in this project.
The entrance from the public indoor street into your apartment building. In connection you find the shared laundry rooms and a hangout area.
On this floor all apartments have a kitchen and bedroom, which is why the shared spaces have livingroom qualities.
For the students living on the top floor there is a big shared kitchen to utilise, also placed in direct connection to the elevator and stairs.
The two types of apartments in the building. The front garden is the most public part of your home and walking through the apartment you reach a private balcony in the other end.
A detail of the balconies attached to the wooden volumes.
View from top floor
A social indoor climate connecting all floors.
TwoCo - Transparency in Coliving
This project started in my research of contemporary coliving apartments in Stockholm. I found that shared spaces we’re not utilised in the way they were intended when built, and in some examples left completely unused today. Through my plan studies it was apparent that the shared spaces were placed in a way so that you didn’t see them unless you intentionally visited them.
The importance of transparency came to mind, both knowing what to expect when you walk into a shared space and being reminded that it exists on a daily basis. In my proposal all shared spaces are placed in connection to the entrance of each floor and with windows connecting them to each other.
One of the restrictions was the use of Lindbäck’s wooden volumes, and therefore constrained by the size of a transporting truck. The modules are placed in two long rows facing each other, connected by a glass roof and a public indoor street. The street will be surrounded by shops and restaurants connecting the public with the private.
Every apartment has a front garden facing the public street and as you walk through each apartment you get to a private balcony on the other side. Together these spaces accommodate both a social and private lifestyle, strengthening the community while respecting privacy.