Footscray’s industrial context speaks to a history of producing, manufacturing, and labor. I propose that elder people of the space can take on the learning and productive lifestyle. This means that our project can use the already established industrial context but be used in a more localized way. The space can be accessible to all communities (don’t be strict by the elder) and whose primary activity is the provision of a safe and friendly environment where invites local communities to work on meaningful learning projects, such as cooking, handcraft, floristry.

Village in a Village- Axonometric Diagram

The exploded Axonometric Diagram demonstrates the circulation and main material of the project. The form of the gable roof is based on the history of Footscray which was heavily used as industrial growth and regeneration area in Melbourne. So, try to recall this part of memory by this iconic shape and double high ceiling with a lightweight steel framing system. Polycarbonate is utilized for the external wall that blurs the boundary of interior and exterior, which invites the indirect light to the indoor, as older people usually have trouble accessing the light.

Parti Diagram

The Parti diagram shows the existing condition of the site and demonstrate the hierarchy of space a link was created from Eleanor Street to the center courtyard which will be the most active space in our site, which opens the full potential of circulation, bridging the gap within the community. The form has been shaped by the setback from the rescode to preserve the sunlight for the neighbor. The numbers of iterations were made with positive and negative space. The gap of each program has been created, which allows each space to breathe, meanwhile, allowing the greenery to be planted at the gap to generate a greenhouse and activate the space of the internal program.

Perspective Section


Views from the street and interior

A view from private space

Showing the semi-transparent material- Polycarbonate panel in the bedroom
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