Bird's Eye View
Bird's Eye View
Aerial Plan
Aerial Plan
Site Plan
Site Plan
Inner Street Perspective
Inner Street Perspective
Street Perspective
Street Perspective
Section
Section
Environmental Axon
Environmental Axon
Components
Components
Residential Units
Residential Units

New Micro District

Project : Speculative Proposal

Program : Housing

Team : Rafael Luna, Dongwoo Yim

Year : 2014

Location : Pyongyang, N. Korea

 

Concept

 

The Micro-district is the key concept for structuring residential blocks in socialist cities. Similar to Pery's Neighborhood Unit theory, the micro-district is composed with residential units, service facilities and schools, so that a district can work as a basic unit for living. However, the unique factor of the Micro-District, compare to the neighborhood unit theory, is that it also has 'production' facilities within a unit, such as work shops, light factories and manufacturing facilities. The purpose of it is to have the shortest distance between living and working space as well as to have a full sustaining unit that not only consumes products, but also produces them. Therefore, the spatial ownership of a resident in a micro-district is not limited to the residential unit, it also includes the ownership of the working space.