Course 481 Design Studio
Type Multifamily Housing
Location Lloyd District, Portland, OR
Instructor Quang Truong
Software Rhino 3D, Illustrator, Photoshop
This evolution of the Agora Mobilia is a social housing (SoHo) project. SoHo aims to provide an alternative to housing in a city that, amidst a housing crisis 16,000 apartments sit empty. The alternative solution should be affordable and meet the needs of an under-served working class.
The agora is a place for exchange.
The project is social in that it exists amidst the agora and within the city. In a district that houses less than 4,000 long term residents but is made up of a dozen hotels and sees thousands of commuters via commerce, work and transit each day, it i s essential to take into account the mobile and temporal aspect of the community that is formed from this.