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Emma Twine

Emma Twine

Graduate Researcher

The Future of Housing

Radical Domesticity

Suburbia


Biography:

Part-1 Architectural Assistant, Levitate Architecture & Design Studio, 2015-16

Design Intern, Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability Research Centre, Central St Martins, University of the Arts London, 2015

First Class Honours, BA Architecture: Spaces and Objects, Central St Martins, University of the Arts London, graduated 2015

Research Interests

Living Closer Together is a call to arms to reconsider the under-occupation of space and in doing so to create new equitable and accessible future for a new radical suburban dream. We are living through a sustained and serious housing crisis, and the consensus of why this is is simple: we don’t have, and don’t build, enough homes. However, there are more bedrooms per person in the UK than ever before. Why is this space not being lived in? What opportunities are we missing by letting this space sit empty? Can we keep endlessly building new residential space without questioning how that which is already built is being used? Sited in South Woodham Ferrers, the project hopes to explore the love that people have for suburbia, questioning the underoccupation crisis these neighbourhoods are facing, but also championing the dream of a happy future and a domestic idyll that they still represent for many.