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Habitat / Alternative living spaces

Habitat
Habitat

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2020

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2020

Habitat proposes alternative households for young people who are starting their working lives amid steep housing prices in Madrid. The project is an integrated solution that supports comfort, mobility, growth, and community living. The co-living community includes private bedrooms alongside shared spaces such as a kitchen, living room, co-working spaces, a gym, and a laundry room. The smaller units located in central Madrid fulfill the same functions in a smaller space and are meant for individual use for limited periods of time. Both the small modules and the shared households are booked through an app.

This proposal for community living offers a more sustainable approach to urban environments by using sustainable construction materials, recycling gray water, and integrating community gardens and green spaces. This project promotes a collective and more responsible use of urban space.
Jury Statement
Been chosen as a winner gives me motivation to keep on working and dreaming towards my goal. Improving our reality and the world that surrounds us through creativity and design. “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality” – Yoko Ono.
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University

Istituo Europeo di Design Madrid

Istituo Europeo di Design Madrid
Madrid, Spain

Virginia Herrera,
Istituo Europeo di Design Madrid