Patch & Fill

The Patch & Fill dwelling materializes overlapping forms of collective living. Over the past year, the demands of working from home (for those fortunate to do so) and households of simultaneous tele-activities posed challenges to the communal occupation of space. Architectural habits like the open floor plan require a constant negotiation of activities. Rather than minimize the negotiations of collective living, this house revels in them. The communal residence navigates the individual within the collective with a fluctuating series of overlays, openings, and boundaries. The overlapping parts and shared social spaces are legible in three distinct material systems: CMU (concrete masonry units), SIPs (structurally insulated panels), and stud frame construction.
With William Lyons