Coastline Housing’s new purpose built crisis accommodation provides a community day center and 18 self contained bedrooms for homeless and vulnerable housed individuals across Cornwall.
Boex focused on a design which is warm and welcoming, helping to facilitate those without a home to access valuable support services and begin to rebuild their lives. Spaces are designed to feel domestic in scale with details reinforcing a homely aesthetic including seating areas arranged around a fireplace style focal point and corridor walls clad in warm timbers.
In a collaborative design approach, Boex worked with acclaimed artist Joseph Turnbull on a series of ‘everyday objects’ canvases along with Rose Darling to capture the rich heritage of the area, with the new facility situated next to the historic South Crofty Mine. Artwork is woven into the design to reinforce a sense of place and belonging for service users and sensitively prompt thought and conservation. Colour punctuates the building in the shape of informal lounge seating and directional wayfinding, whilst planting brings a natural and therapeutic quality to the space.
First floor corridors are zoned by colour which is carried through into the bedrooms incorporating bespoke headboards, open storage units and upholstered bench seating. Other spaces include a dining area, lounge and quiet room, communal kitchen, IT station and 1-2-1 meeting pods.