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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Yara Boulos

Show RCA work

  • Entrance of the co - housing project

    Entrance of the co - housing project, 2019

  • Co - living space, kitchen view

    Co - living space, kitchen view, 2019

  • View between the living pods

    View between the living pods, 2019

  • View inside the living pod

    View inside the living pod, 2019

Major project:

Rosslyn Hill’s Women’s Refuge: A Prototype for Post-Police Station Repurposing

On average, domestic abuse effects one in four women in the UK and has increased by 23% between 2017-2018. Despite this increase, one in six UK refuges have been closed since 2010 and, simultaneously, 73 police stations across the capital were closed between 2017-2018. 

This project is situated in the near future in 2022 and proposes repurposing a former police station as a women’s refuge, taking the Rosslyn Hill police station as a prototype for the remaining 72 closed stations across the capital. The Rosslyn Refuge offers a separate advice centre and a short-term (four to eight weeks) accommodation for women with children who are seeking refuge, blending individual pod-houses with co-living spaces, to allow time within a supportive community environment to find new homes. 

Rosslyn Refuge also features areas dedicated to play, a communal kitchen (to encourage supportive interactions), meeting rooms for therapy and legal counsel, and flexible furniture components, to allow residents control and co-authorship over their environment.


  • I design with passion, love and attention to detail.

    In my view, designing a space is all about the experience created, the mood set for the visitors and the memories they have left of this space.

    Materials, colors, shapes, smell, sound every little detail matters to build the perfect space.

    I am an interior designer, eager to learn more every day and create happy places for people.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Interior Architecture, Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, University of Balamand, Beirut, Lebanon, 2017
  • Experiences

  • Designer for Kassatly Chtaura, Lebanon and Dubai, 2016-18; Internship, Gatserelia Design, Beirut, 2017-18; Freelance designer (clients: Hodgkinson Design, IKEA & Byredo Perfume, Framestore, AEA Design Paris), London, Paris, 2016-18
Royal College of Art