Sananaz Ahmed

The agile housing model sheds light on the idea of divisibility and adaptability which are key drivers for density and intensification. This thesis explores an agile prototype housing model for independent, shared, and multigenerational living that can sow the seeds for a diverse cultural community. It is projected that with increasing demand for housing, this prototype can be divided to accommodate more people for collective living to reduce social isolation, housing affordability and include an ageing population.

As a result, the design outcome is a new approach to adaptable inner city living for Ballarat where households can downsize or upsize with changing lifestyle. These agile interfaces connect the public to the community and city where the once disused heritage buildings at St Andrew’ kirk site become more accessible, visible and alive by evoking a strong sense of collective memory.

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