Honeycomb: Sliding cells
Name: Felicity Fairclough
Institution / Company: University of Bath
-FINALIST of SOCIAL DISTANCING HOUSING BLOCK Competition
Micro- The individual ‘cell’ aims to make self-isolation easy at a cheap cost through:
- A ‘kit of parts’ SIP component system which implements the correct sanitation and air tightness level.
- A raised floor system which provides the space for multiple zoned functions e.g. greywater plumbing system, storage space and furniture.
- An all-in-one kitchen unit, a converting bed which resides in the roof, a table which resides in the floor, a composting squatting toilet and a shower to use upon entrance which both also reside in the floor.
Meso- The interconnected ‘cells’ aim to achieve interdependent individuality and provide a community through:
- A biomimicry staggered cell tower, derived from brussels sprout patterning, which results in one cell’s roof being another cell’s garden. The gardens equate to the cell’s floor area, 6.9m2 , and are supplied by their composting toilet and greywater systems.
- Adaptable cell interiors for community spaces e.g. gyms
Macro- The ‘beehive’ structure aims to maximise cell efficiency through:
- A tartan grid overlay which allows for extension cells resulting in over 100 cells overall
- An innovative sliding rail system which allows for an adaptable structure
- A funicular water balanced lift which provides a better ratio of people per elevator
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