The 22 Century Single Unit by Kevin Peter

In Phase 2 I had to design a single unit for my inhabitant, which, in my case, is a student. The reason is due to the cause of the fertility rate dropping more and more till to the point, where in 2025 Thai population will reach its peak and from that moment on drop and will reach in 2100 40 million people, meaning that Thailand will lose around a third of its population.
So in order for the few young people to support Thai Society, drastic changes have to be made, especially in the education. As it is now, the system is more focused on quantity, but with less children coming, it means that each child becomes more valuable and can't be neglected. As such it has to change from quantity to quality.

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My site is next to the Ratchathewi BTS station, which is, as you derived from the report, the best location for my inhabitant. As he uses public transportation, the BTS Skytrain is the most convenient way to travel in Bangkok and not too expensive as well, considering that my inhabitant is from a lower middle-income family. The site is also next to the intersection of Phaya Thai Road and Phetchaburi Road, two of  Bangkok's Main Roads.


The Unit is a minimum space unit, which sums up to around 15-16 sqm. There are no furniture nor any other accessories that are not necessary. The only things that are within my unit are as follow: A closet, to store clothes, Sanitary installations and a bed. In order to make the best use of such a small space, the room height has been raised from the standard 2.30m to 3.30m, making it possible to create a semi-mezzanine level. This is where the bed will be, it creates kind of a bedroom, without physically changing the space at all. It functions like a bunk bed and is accessible through a latter. As such, the bed won't take too much space away from the total space usage.

The Canonical View illustrates how the Unit is inhabit and how individual additional personal things make the identity of ones own unit.
   The Isometric drawing illustrates the components of one unit and explains the functionality of the installations within it.


The plans, section and elevation explain how the unit functions. 

In order to allow for privacy, since there is glass on the facade as well as inside, I came up with a triple system, made out of 3 steel sheets that have different gradient of perforation according to Level 1 privacy (No privacy required) to Level 3 privacy (privacy totally required). The panels are manually operable and can be shifted and combined together to create more dense privacy or less.