The “Rights” to sit in your neighbourhood

The first investigation will be located at a neighbourhood district as people will be less conservative. There will be more opportunities of capturing unscripted inhabitations of people making the public “home-like” for them.


Specifically, the first exploration aims to create an experience of homeliness and rights for the users inhabiting the space.

Unscripted Inhabitations

Posture of inhabitations

Possible seatings for inhabitation

Refining the details of the form

As some people don’t stay for long, this kind of seating is made for them with just a ledge to lean on and they can also charge their phone will waiting for their friends.

Final Outcome

It was intriguing to study the way the inhabitants sits in the public seating as it seems everyone have their own way of using the default sitting to achieve their optimum comfort. By sitting in a specific way also creates some form of private boundary.
To understand the inhabitants of the site inhabit and dwell, I tried to trace the way the sit, their posture, how they eat, how they inhabit the space and made themselves comfortable in the public space.
By keeping the stage, it allows an opportunity for public performances to bond the community
Bringing the wet market into the space as a place of trade was once a public space. Rails and bars will be inserted to hang the goods to be sold.
The final material used is the mosaic tile on the void deck seatings to create a sense of familarity and comfort for the inhabitants. This intervention aims to provide a home-like experience for the inhabitants with its curves that cater to different posture of sitting.