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Project

The Room of an Architect

This project is a representation and also a proposal for the changing conditions of the life and workplace relations of nomadic precarious architecture students and young architects. In order to bring up issues that are frequently going unnoticed today because of their normalcy, such as the blurring borders between life and work. By subjecting myself while I tackle the design issues as the designer, the sketch models, experiments, would present a firsthand take on the issue. The strategies are used to create affordable live/work spaces for young practitioners by inhabiting unused spaces of existing buildings.

Thesis

The Room of an Architect

The living and working conditions of the precarious worker in rented room or studio in a shared building is a normalised scenario of life for this particular group. Today, however, there is a condition in which the nomadic knowledge worker and young practitioner experiences a blur of borders between places of work and life. Their tiny bedrooms are centres connecting them to the rest of the world, through both online and offline means. To work in architectural offices requires a long preparation time (of gathering skills, making portfolios, etc) mostly taking place at the private space of their homes. On the other hand, working as freelance architects to afford a separate working space of a studio is a challenge and in some cases impossible.