Improvement Proposal to Depressed Areas in the Philippines

This project is a project in which multiple cores are placed in the community, and the building is based on the core, and the architect and the residents jointly improve the living space. We propose a space for overlapping living functions in a small unit (5 to 10 households), to share with multiple families. The core must give a chance to create that space. Externalization of extremely small residence and daily life function is cited as unique to the slum area. The basic idea of this project has been derived from circumstances in which the main function of living (living infrastructure, kitchen, toilet, living room, shower) has to be separated into the community. In addition, as a social background that can realize sharing of living space, it is pointed out that ritual relatives are connected with neighboring residents, strengthening the relationship of the community.

Anthropological participation observation:
The question of whether the results of cultural anthropological field survey can be directly applied to building planning and urban planning leads to the difficulty of establishing a community plan of community participation as a development method. In this proposal, we recognize the construction technology as an “open system” that the residents can freely utilize, rather than as a closed type by special engineers. Specifically, it is necessary to clarify the following problem system and to establish a framework to replace the anthropological findings with the technical viewpoint.

1) Analysis on transformation of traditional relatives / family relations (private and public relations between residents and neighboring people)
2) Experimental survey of residence and living style (Housing structure and space composition)
3) Spatial consciousness of consumers (empirical analysis in the temporal transition of private and public spaces)