HOUSING AND FLEXIBILITY SERIES
a+t offers the issues of the Housing and flexibility series (a+t 12 and 13) that where sold out on paper. They are available in digital version (online read of the complete publication from a+t website) or by projects in pdf files.
The permanence of buildings was, until modern times, one of the main obsessions of the world of architecture. Nowadays, the speed of technological change and urban mobility force a reappraisal of the validity of this principle.
Permanence and in consequence, immutability, are terms which do not often appear in contemporary architectural discourse. Concepts such as flexibility, adaptability and possibility to transform are of much greater interest. In the realm of housing we come across additional problems when putting these ideas of mutation into practice, at least in the sense we have understood them until now.