R Way of Living
R Way of Living is a social housing concept that brings people together through a special mix of functions. By linking hospitality to a residential community interaction is created: a special experience, managed by special people who in return can live affordably. The concept is flexible, can be shaped locally and is quick to set up: an affordable answer to the current housing crisis in rapidly changing cities. Moreover, more and more travellers are not just looking for a place to stay, but are looking for local experiences and encounters during their visit to the city.
The building blocks of R Way of Living are placed together according to a fixed spatial concept. The spatial concept provides intimacy within the community on the one hand, and connection to the surroundings on the other. Although the size and exact content of the project may vary per location, the spatial concept always remains the same. A multifunctional pavilion in the middle of the complex, centrally located at the intimate courtyard, forms the connecting factor between the courtyard and the public square. A slender steel construction with a transparent mesh provides protection and ensures that the complex blends into its surroundings. The steel framework continues around the square as an open structure, subtly highlighting the public space.