Housing Cambodia

3000 Affordable Houses in Cambodia

In this masterplan we seek to connect with the most characteristic roots of Asian urbanism, in which the organic nature of the urban structure and its apparent randomness and disorder create spaces of great richness and diversity. In other words, we aim to achieve the atmosphere of the traditional Asian urban space, instead of a monotonous formal mimicry. Various urban experiences are created by varying the height and width of the street section and by introducing setbacks and changes that break up its linear nature. In this way we avoid the rigidity of a solution that is overly homogenous, repetitive, and generic, such as the direct placement of an orthogonal grid across the site. The grid that organizes the layout does in fact exist, and is a great help in the design process, but it is blurred for the inhabitants, making the arrangement of spaces richer, and more suggestive and sensual. We believe in a way of experiencing the street that is a far cry from the perverse concept that modernism established in the 1960's where the car was given preferential status and the pedestrian was consistently relegated.



Location: Cambodia, Phnom Penh
Year: 2018
Status: Competition
Program:
Residential (3,000 houses) + Retail + Facilities (128,000m²)
Residential 82%
108,000m²
Retail 9%
10,000m²
Facilities 9%
10,000m²
Housing Cambodia
Housing Cambodia
Housing Cambodia
Housing Cambodia
Housing Cambodia
Housing Cambodia