Habitat Connection began as a proposition for high-density housing in the year 2050 on a Northcote site. The intent altered after site analysis identified existing site inhabitants - native insects. We are presently living through an insectageddon - the mass die off of insects globally, so a process began of designing a facade for housing which incorporated small perforations mimicking their preferred natural habitat of tree bark & forest detritus. The architectural form of the home was determined by analysing my own minimum needs - my morning ritual of coffee, reading & my chickens - and creating a physical space from these ritual volumes. This broadened an enquiry into human habitats, basic human needs, the potential of communal living (human and non-human) & approaching design in a way that minimises the human destruction of the environment.
daily ritual volumes
volumetric habitat + insect facade
habitat community section