Collective Nesting: Urban Housing Prototype

April 5, 2010

Project by Julia Sedlock.


Designed for a generic site in Chicago, this project proposes a new form of collective urban habitation. A system of nests and perches offers retreat into isolation and inner-life on one hand; exposure and social-life on the other. Nests are warm, cozy, private, small, and static. Perches are open, airy, light, social and flexible, and exist along a gradient of sharing and accessibility, depending on individual, family, and community needs.