The flexibility of modular and movable systems

Article by Peter Allison published in a+t 12 Housing and Flexibility I

April 27, 2016

The flexibility of modular and movable systems

Floor plans of standard tea rooms with distinct floor pattern

"Although flexibility in the design of housing is thought to be desirable, there are only a few examples which are completely successful in this respect. In other cases, the creation of a hierarchy of spaces within a limited area leads directly to types of plan which start to dictate where and how activities should happen. The position of the entrance is often related to a kitchen, dining, living sequence, with the bathroom in a more private location serving the bedrooms, and the size of the spaces is a direct reflection of the scale of the furniture that they are likely to accommodate..."

Text extracted from the article "The flexibility of modular and movable systems" by Peter Allison, published in a+t 12 Housing and Flexibility I.

The article is available in pdf file here or in digital version (online read of the complete publication from a+t website):

 

 

 

 


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