The United Nations projects that 2.5 billion more people will live in cities by 2050. With urban living on the rise, the difficulties of living in densely populated areas are only going to increase. In response, a host of designers and architects are redesigning urban living for a more affordable, sustainable and communal future.
In August 2019, TC Plus unveiled a house that doubles as a shared gathering space for the entire neighborhood. Called G-Lab, the house can be transformed from a private home into a communal space using moveable dividers, in an effort to reimagine conventional living models. “The G-Lab is outside a traditional economic model. You cannot rent or claim spaces, only share them,” explained the architecture studio.