Our reaction to the brief of ‘A place called home’- a project commissioned by LDF and supported by Airbnb- was to create a performing home. Indeed, we thought quite thought-provoking
the clash of trying to make a home in such a high traffic location and chose to create a dialog between these notions.
‘A place called home’ was built inside a house shaped pavilion placed in the center of Trafalgar square. It showcases the idea of a flexible setting that gives a person a sense of appropriation
and freedom when being home. The design shows how with limited space and an empirical approach, it’s possible to make the most of even the smallest living area within a densely populated city.
The concept for the interior was inspired by the mobile aisle shelving units we saw in libraries and archives. It is conceived for one person has walls that move along tracks, so that three rooms concertina in and out according to the inhabitant’s needs. The idea is about using the space in a more efficient way : in one given moment you can be only in one place. If you take a shower, you can make the shower space bigger, and when done, you can push back the wall and then use the living room or the bedroom.