Superhome is an experimental thesis on a new housing typology combining homes with supermarkets. This thesis emerged from personal experience of having a lack of living space due to the high cost of housing in London. Office workers, students, drivers, artists, and many others can relate to this issue.
Superhome breaks up the services provided in homes and supermarkets, turning them into a pay-as-you-go temporary housing system to increase the use of space and affordability. An online membership system manages the building. Individual rooms are integrated with shared spaces, dismantling domestic hierarchies in traditional housing. 24-hour vending machines replace supermarket shelves to eliminate labour. This increase in efficiency provides economic viability to carve out spaces such as communal kitchens in the supermarket for local communities.
Superhome challenges housing standards and boundaries to spark conversations on unconventional housing. It speculates on an opportunity to provide the living spaces we all need in cities.
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