Institutions have to deal with the evolving dynamics of our society and consequentially so do laws. In the past few years, the traditional nuclear family model, comprising of a father, mother and children, has completely changed with ew maternity methods emerging, being these in vitro fertilisation the solution for those couples with fertility problems, amongst others. As a society we have to address these new approaches and improve the life quality of those mothers whom find themselves in these circumstances.
The Breeders Project raises and addresses the following questions:
Is society ready for these new approaches?
Are we prepared for these new maternity methods?
Could surrogacy be the answer for those eager to create their own family?
Currently in Spain surrogacy is not legal although some parties have started drafting new law proposals that will probably in the future permit this practice to be legal.
The Breeders Project is set in a near future where surrogacy become a reallity. Architecture and design enable this to come true with unique spaces where the future mother will be able to live during the gestation period. The Breeders complex will feature a misture of private spaces and communal areas where the mothers will be able to develop new skills and establish new relationships what will create the perfect atmosphere for this gestational process.
From a formal perspective, he private areas, including bedrooms and bathrooms, have a simple metallic structure that creates the perfect basic shelter where everything can happen. The flexible indoor space is customizable so each resident can customise it defining their own retreat without strains. On the other hand collective areas, which are separated from the private spaces so that noises and flows are controlled, include dinning rooms, laundries, living rooms, leisure areas, swimming pools… are essential for the mothers’ physical and psychological development.
The project ultimately questions whether it is possible to control all this factors to create the perfect gestational period?
How could this new maternity methods be posible in a world leaded by capitalism?
Could architecture and design be the solution for this new future approaches?