The research over the course of the project revolved around the question of flexibility. Since its introduction within the discourse of architecture, flexibility has played a critical role in the design strategy of the workplace, learning institution and dwelling. Developed as a concept to embrace the dynamics of a democratic society, spatial flexibility came to mean how a building could adapt to changing use in program over time. Its definition later broadened to include the idea of “choice,” where the individual needs of the users could be instrumental in affecting the temporal qualities of the dwelling. From movable partitions that alter the spatial organization of the interior, to communal spaces whose use is legislated by occupants of the building, to redefinition of surface and void to address the concept of scale, the legacy of flexibility has become an indispensable part of this design.
with Michael Cabrera