Name: Lena Ma
Nationality: Chinese Canadian
Institution / Company: Ryerson University
-HONOURABLE MENTION of SOCIAL DISTANCING HOUSING BLOCK Competition
As repercussions of the pandemic and global warming affect our lives, Atlantis Dwellings aims to be an efficient solution by providing housing for immune-compromised people and the elderly. An Atlantis Dwellings housing block consists of housing pods, three conveyor belt structures and a central park floating on water. The boat-like housing pods consist of a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living space and can travel in the water individually, reducing the risk and need for public transportation. The local building typologies provided have a perimeter of tubes that attach to the central core of the pod, allowing for packages/food to be delivered safely to the residents’ homes. The pods are also vertically organized in the conveyor belt structure, providing a sense of identity while away from the mainland. The central park provides opportunity for residents to participate in recreational activities with their neighbourhood. Since Atlantis Dwellings is a sealed community during times of quarantine, residents can spend time with each other without fear. The centre of the block has a bauble that moves with the waters, connecting to a generator which sends energy to the conveyor belt structures, replenishing pods with electricity when attached. It is hopeful that Atlantis Dwellings makes the world a safer place without compromising the social and comfortable qualities of everyday life.
#New Lifestyles #Co-Habitation & Relationships #Hygiene & Preventing Contamination #Household Organization #Protected Social Interactions