Isidora has always been involved in artistic realms—she began with art classes from a young age, to creating scrapbooks in her free time; and eventually, honing in on a love and passion for interiors. She is a quick learner who enjoys exploring various avenues of interior design. Her favourite part of process is the creation and evolution of distinctive details, finding home in the silver linings. Isidora has always been passionate about women's rights and the impact that design can make on comfortable, safe spaces for women.
Kit is a co-living micro apartment complex that targets women in male-dominated trades. The key-driver behind this project is the lack of support and resources women in trade have.
The project focuses on creating smaller living units with generous shared amenities such as communal kitchens, lounge spaces, a café, study room and more. By eliminating wasted square footage in the units, Kit drives residents out of their personal spaces to foster connection and community within the building.
425 Carrall Street was an ideal location as it is walking distance to many restaurants, shops and various activities while also being in proximity to much of Vancouver’s new construction scene. By fostering a supportive community that sees our own residents thrive, we want to decrease the dropout rate of women in school and influence others to apply.
The interior plays a powerful role in creating a safe and comfortable home that maximizes space in shared and private areas. The concept diagram is derived from the angular shape of the building itself. We drew dominant rectangles and their corresponding wedges, which helped us approach the space methodically.
Finally, our mood comes together in contrasting elements. We want to fuse warmth and femininity through colour and texture by also bringing in a rugged element such as the concrete and heavy steel, also a nod to the building which once housed the BC Electric Railway. Kit will unite powerful young women navigating the male dominated trades industry.