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Disaster Ready Housing / Y/N Studio

© [Y/N] Studio
© [Y/N] Studio
© [Y/N] Studio
© [Y/N] Studio

“What defines city living for an up‐market, but paranoid generation bombarded by iconic images of disaster? Inspired by American studies where, post 9/11, 80% of adults said that they had an “increased appreciation for their families” while others suddenly had the urge for intimate physical contact…” says Studio.

© [Y/N] Studio
© [Y/N] Studio

Disaster Ready : A “Holy” protective mesh surrounds mixed clusters of luxury and key worker apartments as a hierarchy of shutters open and close in response to the ever-changing UK terror threat. Carefully choreographed shared facilities provide the backdrop for staged re‐enactments preparing residents for statistically unlikely disasters, lucky escapes or heroic failures. Whilst an undulating landscape of antibacterial gardens fortifies their immune system in fear of dirty bombs.

© [Y/N] Studio
© [Y/N] Studio

Architects:  StudioAlex Smith Location: Westminster, London, UK, 2025, Size: 15,000m2 Client: None Status: Speculative Research Date: 2009

Cite:Irina Vinnitskaya. "Disaster Ready Housing / Y/N Studio" 07 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/287151/disaster-ready-housing-yn-studio/>