This portfolio details the development of a social housing project on the site of the
Moulsecoomb Library and Community Hall. The design brief was to develop
between 30 – 60 dwellings, comprising 1 – 4 bedrooms, while achieving three core
Firstly, in keeping with the ‘Future We Want’, it was important for this project to
incorporate as much of the existing site as possible to avoid demolishing and losing
valuable material resources. Secondly, it was important to challenge the current
trend of creating monotonous, ‘cookie cutter’ housing typologies by designing
a space that encouraged and provided opportunity for communal living. The project should provide a muchneeded form of engagement amidst the UK’s isolated and often times lonely existence. Finally, it was important to propose housing designs that recognise the dramatically growing need for affordable, eco-friendly housing.