Safina Moloo

50 Houses.  Stories of Scarborough

The single-family home is no longer exclusively a place for the nuclear family.  Today, these structures are used for a wide variety of domestic arrangements.  The project begins with a survey of the inhabitants of 50 homes in Scarborough.  It creates a subjective atlas of residents’ needs, habits, and scenarios of habitation.  A narrative of new domesticities emerges, which structures a new architectural organization.  I propose addressing changing domestic needs by adding density, creating new public space, and bringing new connectivity to an area of low-rise, singlefamily, detached houses.

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