House of Cohabitation

  • Aïre, Geneva
  • The House of Cohabitation creates an interactive living space and enables a communal coexistence between elderly people and animals.
  • The house is characterised by a central communal infrastructure that is used by humans and especially goats and cats. The themes of verticality-horizontality and multi-functionality are the focus of the project. The heart of the building is a center of community and infrastructure. All rooms are accessible through the community centre.
  • Inspired by my case study house the Farmhouse with Pigeonry, this project focuses on cohabitation with animals. A filigree wooden structure supports the whole complex and enables such cohabitation. By elevating the house on pillars, space for the goats is created. By adding gaps in-between the apartments, hiding places for the cats are created.

People: Eat, Read, Rest, See, Sit, Sleep, Talk

typology: Apartment, Collective Housing, House, Market

Climate: Light

Location: Hill, Suburb, Urban

Material: Earth, Wood

Contributor: Yaramila Frey
25 July 2023