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Irvine, CA | Chicago, IL | Denver, CO | Oakland, CA | Los Angeles, CA | Tysons Corner, VA

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Welcome Center | Homeless individuals enter into the transitional housing program.
Welcome Center | Homeless individuals enter into the transitional housing program.
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KTGY R+D Studio: Re-Habit | Self-Supporting Mixed-Use Transitional Housing

Re-Habit is a self-supporting, mixed-use transitional housing concept that repurposes underutilized commercial space. The main goal of the project is to be self-supporting through employing housing residents. Re-Habit, in this 86,000 sq. ft. anchor retail store, offers care for up to 344 single men and women. The previous square footage for the big box store is compartmentalized to contain 7 retail stores ranging from 1,000 sq. ft. to 10,500 sq. ft. in the west wing of the building with a separate east wing for the transitional housing. The square footage of the new smaller retail stores totals 32,800 sq. ft. The east wing includes all the necessary spaces and programming for the residents and 4 types of sleeping accommodations. The amount of independence and privacy evolves the longer a resident participates in the program. The typical resident begins the program by living in a large room with 20-bed pods. As they progress through the program, residents move to a room with 12-bed pods, then to a 2-bed room, and eventually to an apartment unit with 3 roommates, equipped with their own bathroom and kitchen.

 
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Status: Unbuilt

 
Retail Plaza | Renewable energy practices, like incorporating photovoltaics in the facade design, add to the self-supporting concept of Re-Habit.
Retail Plaza | Renewable energy practices, like incorporating photovoltaics in the facade design, add to the self-supporting concept of Re-Habit.
Retail Stores | The main goal of the project is to be self-supporting by providing training, employment, and housing for residents.
Retail Stores | The main goal of the project is to be self-supporting by providing training, employment, and housing for residents.
Dining Hall | Residents rotate housing chores, like working in the kitchen or keeping the dining hall clean.
Dining Hall | Residents rotate housing chores, like working in the kitchen or keeping the dining hall clean.
Rooftop Garden | Residents grow fresh ingredients to be used in the residential kitchen and small food shops.
Rooftop Garden | Residents grow fresh ingredients to be used in the residential kitchen and small food shops.
Bed Pods | There are 4 different types of rooming accommodations, where the residents get an increase in independence and privacy the longer he or she stays in the program.
Bed Pods | There are 4 different types of rooming accommodations, where the residents get an increase in independence and privacy the longer he or she stays in the program.
An entry path to the mall is carved out of the mass and retail spaces in varying square footages front the path to the mall entry.
An entry path to the mall is carved out of the mass and retail spaces in varying square footages front the path to the mall entry.
A courtyard is created and three sizes of sleeping rooms are available: 20-bed pod, 12-bed pod, and a 2-bed room. 8 apartment units also sit above the retail.
A courtyard is created and three sizes of sleeping rooms are available: 20-bed pod, 12-bed pod, and a 2-bed room. 8 apartment units also sit above the retail.
Self-improvement and recreational programming are included within the mixed-use program.
Self-improvement and recreational programming are included within the mixed-use program.
Roof space is added for recreational programming and a rooftop garden.
Roof space is added for recreational programming and a rooftop garden.