James Maidment

P3 – Celebration Street

Celebration Street is focused on the idea of celebration and its application within inter-generational housing. By coming together for events from communal meals to street parties the project attempts to challenge the issue of loneliness that exists within the senior population of Burngreave. Celebration informed the massing and the thresholds between two typologies, the family terraced house and the senior bungalow. The terraced house was particularly inspired by the idea of Adolf Loos’ ‘Raumplan’ with freely flowing spaces that are determined by volume. This house incorporates split-levels that step over the back of the site which has a sudden drop in level. The Bungalow house tries to continue these ideas at a minimal level, echoing the flowing spaces but attempting to keep it suitable for a senior population that is trying to remain active.