INHABIT THE VACANT SPACES
For more than a year, I observed and made intense research on the different stakes of the lack of housing and the abundance of vacant spaces, issues, limits, context, and contacted some potential stakeholders to base development axes. I reunited all those research in an essay: the Porous City, that explains how to understand the vacant spaces, how to use and inhabit them through design, and how according to that, I am planning on tackling these problems as a designer
“Inhabit the Urban Vacant Spaces – A temporary housing solution for people in transition within spaces in transition” answers the problematic that emerged from those research: “How to invest unused spaces in the city to address the housing needs?”. In collaboration with potential inhabitants and housing , social and city experts, Lantern was born.
Lantern, is a mobile inn chain. It has for main goals to highlight the housing need without stigmatizing the inhabitants and to make an attractive solution for the inhabitants but also the owners of vacant space, in a logic of soft densification. It is an adaptable, human, insightful and economic solution that consists of installing livable pods in an unused heated and insulated space.
Project / Spatial Design Lead
Project developed with L’École de design Nantes Atlantique.