existenz maximum

Existenz Maximum

 

Date: 2012

Status: Competition, Exhibition

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Program: Housing

Size: 15300m2

Exhibition: Re:think Reveal

Team: Jessie Andjelic, Philip Vandermey

Collaborators: BuroAD

 

51% of Canadians between the age of 20 and 29 live with their parents, an increase over the last 25 years of 23%. This trend is only amplified in Vancouver, where the ratios of living costs vs median income is elevated beyond that of most North American cities. Building on the precedent work of Elemental and Alejandro Aravena, Existenz Maximum provides several starter housing prototypes for building partial residences and allowing owners to expand their space over time.

House-raisings involved the construction of a house or its framework by a gathering of neighbors.
Table by RBC Economics Housing Trends and Affordability based on information from Statistics Canada