Design proposal for the longest living room in the world
Passageways 2.0 Competition, Finalist
Cities tend to be defined as the product of the current human behaviour and yet urban spaces struggle to track it down and finetune to latest societal transformations.
Public vs Private, Natural vs Artificial, Political vs Economical; the simple straight duality upon which urban planning is based, today sounds inadequate. Alleyways and other subclasses are often neglected voids, unfit for the black and white economy of a city.
Thus, our proposal adopts the Domestic as a mean to confuse the urban order. A new landscape to investigate how our new habits about sharing flexibility, are eroding the archaic necessity of dividing private from public.
Quarter a house, neglect its distribution, isolate the rooms, wrap an unresolved space street around.
Or, choose a street, cut matter out of it, inject the remaining voids with domesticity. The product, an “horizontal condominium”, is a crosspollinated element that, to the spreading diffidence against public venues that affects metropolitan routines, responds with comfort. Sharing a home, regardless the exceptionality of its design, means avoid violence in favour of confrontation.
We hope, as result, to activate an unused passage in Chattanooga through islands of informality, portions of soil reconfigured to host new modes of interaction.