Urakawa Jenkins Architecture

Go-HOme

Shortlisted competition entry – a new housing typology for the future.
New Experimental Architectural Typologies (N.E.A.T.) COMPETITION

HOW WILL HOUSING NEEDS CHANGE IN THE NEXT 100 YEARS?

Trends towards dematerialization, electronic storage and collaborative consumption are speeding up our mobility

Urakawa Jenkins Architecture proposed the GO-HOme to cater for this new way of living in the future. It’s not as fast as a hotel, nor as slow as an apartment. Between these two is where the GO-HOme could exist. It is a new experimental typology.

‘Collaborative consumption models tap into the concept of idling capacity: the underutilized value in assets…Tapping into the idling capacity of assets costs essentially nothing. It doesn’t require massive infrastructure investments or a rerouting of current systems. A city can save money, create additional revenue sources, or both – simply by using its resources more efficiently.’ 

Posted in Perspectives on 25 October 2013 by: April Rinne, Collaborative Lab team