Farhad Mirza

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Living in the Stair, 2017

This project was part of a research studio - Contemporary Triple Decker - taught by Go Hasegawa, about the traditional New England housing type.

The project focused on the variety of stair types that have emerged within Triple Deckers over time as responses to limited space and the need to keep apartments on all three floors somewhat autonomous. After drawing through the different stair types, and analyzing the properties of each, the final proposal allows the circulation to take over the entire triple decker - inverting the standard practice of relegating the stair to the least conspicuous location in the plan. This creates individual apartments that are terraced and while they do create a certain visual continuity, require a much looser conception of privacy and being at home.