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Published: 2023

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Co-op: Operation Conversation

This co-operative house uses sight as a way to prompt spontaneous conversation among its eight house members.

Designed in conversation with Johnston Marklee’s Vault House, but for a reimagined program and mid-density urban site in northern North America, this co-operative house adopts the language of a vista as a tool to draw inhabitants towards the frame’s subject. While Vault House prioritizes a singular exterior vista that creates a unique relationship between inhabitants and the site, this project imagines bringing the vista to the inside—creating opportunities for interactions between fellow housemates. In the case of co-operative living, where eight people might be coming to live together first as strangers, a house that facilitates dialogue and community among house members becomes an important ask of the architecture.


Nicole Tooley


Salam Rida