Architecture / Space
On adaptable building structures.
The Dom-Ino House was Le Corbusier’s simple response to the housing shortage after WWI: no walls, no defined spaces, and a skeleton that could be expanded as needed. This first historical architectural example of the house as an open system has evolved since then, and is currently being discussed as a way to individualise living space. “Customize your apartment!” – future residents are effectively co-designing residential buildings. The role of the architect is changing. Is such adaptive design a meaningful counter-model to contemporary housing construction? Which conflicts are to be expected? We discuss such “Naked Infrastructures” with international experts, architects, and urban researchers.