Finland/Boston Option Studio | MIT
By 2050 nearly 10-billion people will live on earth, presenting an urgent need for regenerative housing. Moving towards a sustainable living style not only requires us to think about energy net zero, but also food security and community development. This project explores the idea of urban farming in high-density co-living environment as a driver for community building.
Situated along the waterfront of Fort Point in Boston, the building integrates several key ideas: co-living with minimized private spaces and a bundle of communal living spaces, an aquaponics system that not only secures the food source for residents but also acts as a public space activator, and a market hall co-managed by residents that promotes locally grown food and connects the residents with outside communities.