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Last edited 30 Jan 2017
Palestinian housing project
In January 2017, the award-winning architecture and urban design practice Weston Williamson + Partners (WW+P) released designs for an innovative incremental apartment model in response to the growing need for affordable housing in the West Bank and Gaza.
The WW+P apartments are designed to grow with their inhabitants. The basic units are placed around a central circulation core and include generous outdoor spaces. Floor slabs are constructed to allow for expansion into these outdoor spaces as the family and its income gets bigger. Pre-fabricated panels allow different configurations to create exciting forms and massing, and deep overhangs provide necessary shade.
Units have been designed around the needs of family structures - from one to three bedrooms, with space that is flexible but segregated. Living spaces have generous daylight and views of the terraces.
Images and content courtesy of Weston Williamson + Partners.
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