This urban typology proposes to minimalize private space in favor of a collective spatial practice.

Dynamic units with soft borders between inside and outside, private and public, living and working grow into a web-like structure that creates a transparent frame around communal open spaces. Personal adaptability to the seasons and the sharing and trading of floor-area enable various constellations on a small footprint. The individual unit is enriched by possibilities far beyond the minimal standards of living and working. The unit extends and tightens; at times space can be shelter, at times it grows beyond its limits and inhabits new territory. This interpretation of space enables the inhabitant to permanently reposition himself in relation to the build and social environment. Urbanization thus becomes an offer to the inhabitants to revitalize available ground in various, dynamic and unconstrained ways. 

Happy Together – Research Project for the Robert James Eidlitz Fellowship. 2015