Interlinked, Interchangeable


Name: Roman Tay Yao Yee

Nationality: Malaysia

Institution / Company: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




Due to COVID-19, the masses have been required to communicate through the distinctive glass divider to allow for social interaction continue. Quarantining at home is now the new norm of life, with the designing of housing blocks that allows for physical segregation crucial for the adaptation of the future lifestyle.

This is a proposal for a housing project where units are inter-swapped to allow for social activities to still prosper whilst avoiding the deterioration of the current pandemic.

The building is in the form of a cylinder, integrated with a system that structures the section of housing blocks in the middle to turn in a clockwise motion, while the ones facing the street would turning anti-clockwise. The tenants are proposed to have their own intercoms to communicate verbally and visually through a sealed window, allowing for interchange to occur within the safety of their personal confinements.

Additionally, blocks could be swapped in between levels with the lifts located on the side of the proposal to allow for more social interactions between each other on meeting different neighbours.

This proposal allows for opportunities to disregard drawbacks such as loneliness, with a priority on human safety as well as the prevention of mental health issues or anxiety breakdowns during this quarantine period.

This is a time of uncertainty, but we should not allow for it to affect us negatively, but more so push boundaries and innovate to allow for us to overcome COVID-19 and future ordeals as well.


#Loneliness #Co-habitation & Relationships #Protected Social Interactions #Entertainment #New Lifestyles

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