Housing + C: A community charrette to test and experience a research & development project to investigate detailed solutions for affordable housing in modular building technology.

Daniela Ottmann, Joerg Baumeister

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'My future home' is a community charrette to test and experience the research & development project Housing+. Housing+ investigated detailed solutions for affordable housing in modular building technology for the metropolitan area of Perth and other climate zones in WA. The study resulted in the proposal of the H+ modular housing building system which was delivered to the community via a charrette aiming at: ... Co-creating value by engaging the community through participation and the co-design of H+ [modular housing system] housing modules individually and for multi­residential urban living; ... Social interaction; ... Self-determination; ... Networking with the neighborhood; ... Economic benefits for society, client and users; ... Ecologically conscious action; ... Collaboration with community members; ... Alternative perception of multi-unit housing; ... Engaging the future home owner as an active contributor to 'owning' space within a rational prefab framework that allows flexible interior use; ... Informing about sustainable water use and climate adaptable design considerations; ... Offering a platform for future of housing oriented constructive discussion, learning and gathering; ... Redefine housing for urban living with the community; ... Reexamine and redefine the ways in which dense housing for affordable urban living can be implemented; ... Extracting creativity of the community. This report contains the approach, design ad result of the interactive demonstration 'My future home' community charrette, held at the B-Shed/Fremantle Ports, with the City of Fremantle, Housing Authority, AUDRC, and further contributions by the Department of Water, the Water Corporation, and Landcorp in 2016. 
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPerth
PublisherThe Australian Urban Design Research Centre
Commissioning bodyGovernment of Western Australia, Housing Authority
Number of pages159
ISBN (Print)978-0-9942698-5-0
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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