MIZA Architects | Affordable Housing Strategy

Affordable Housing Strategy

Date: 2008
Location: Back alley in Vancouver, BC

As part of a solution to the housing crisis in Vancouver’s downtown eastside this project seeks out a strategy of developing the `leftover space’ in the city at a small, incremental scale, related to the spatial needs and monetary means of homeless persons, in order to give them tenure in the city. It re-codifies the servicing and zoning of the alley in order to allow space for this new development model and employs strategies to exploit constrained living spaces.