Filter house is a project, which investigates the concept of contemporary urban dwelling. The area of the project is a cluster within a city environment. It is chosen as initial boundary within which life emerges and which later becomes one of the driving tools of the design. The layout of the project is defined by two boundaries. The first is a thick inner wall surrounding the common neighbour space and activities of daily life. The second is an outer boundary, filtering the city, trimming the usual limits between inside and outside.
Filter house consists of ten flexible dwellings, each with access to the ground floor and a small private garden and/or roof terrace. Every apartment is designed on several floors: different levels represent rooms. The layout is based on an open ‘share-the-being’ family scenario.
The axonometric section of the dwelling
The wall. Inner boundary around the common space
Outer boundary of the house acts as a mediator
The outer boundary allowing for glimpses of privacy
Plan 00. Ten dwellings with access to the ground floor. Plan 01-02-03. Each dwelling has access to a private garden and/or a roof terrace
Plan 00. Ten dwellings with access to the ground floor.
Synergy between indoor and outdoor activities
The section. Each apartment is positioned on several levels.
The shared neighbour space
Structural diagram. The dwellings are constructed out of timber elements.
Physical model of one residential unit