M. Arch Studio III // Critic: Brian Phillips
M. Arch Visual Studies III // Instructor: Brian DeLuna
Co-Everything is a critical evaluation of the necessary leftover space generated by multifamily housing, and especially by the industrial to residential, adaptive re-use conversion projects that define the Philadelphia redevelopment story in places like Kensington and Fishtown. The project broaches this given condition and attempts to propose new alternatives to polemic positions, between work and life, active and stationary, private and shared, all to an extreme degree.
Hallways, stairwells, and elevators in this project seek to become more than necessary circulation. Instead these leftover percentages of the built projects’ program become co-working and breakout space to be enjoyed and utilized by building residents and non-residents. Individual living units exist within the ethos of Co-Everything and thanks to segmented apartment layouts, even parts of a private unit can be monetized by tenants and thoroughly utilized throughout the day.