Michelle Ho proposes retrofitting housing estates to densify cities | Architecture | Dezeen



The latest video in our Dezeen x MINI Living series explores Bartlett student Michelle Ho’s vision for densifying an existing housing estate in London by replacing demolished sections of the structure with adaptable co-living units.

Ho’s experimental proposal, called Retrofitting the Community Estate, would see selected segments of a 1960s social housing scheme in London knocked down, leaving a basic concrete shell consisting of only a floor plate and structural walls.

A new wooden frame would be mounted on to the remaining structure and fitted with customisable housing units.

“By introducing new living spaces into the estate and building over the existing roof, the housing density can be enhanced,” Ho told Dezeen.

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