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Rethinking the housing crisis: ‘House of Commons’ exhibition lays out the future of communal living

Bearing witness to rent hikes, overcrowding and shifting social models in the San Francisco Bay Area, Neeraj Bhatia, an associate professor at California College of the Arts and principal of a San Francisco-Toronto architecture firm called The Open Workshop, and fellow CCA professor Antje Steinmuller were inspired to explore domestic alternatives to the single family home and the urban micro-unit. After gathering information from 35 case studies, Bhatia and Steinmuller developed five speculative designs for communal living. The exhibition of this project, titled “House of Commons,” will be on display through May 31 at San Francisco’s David Ireland House.