A research on soliDNA, on fixed space, non-moving space that is flexible in itself

29. 09. 2009
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A research on soliDNA, on fixed space, non-moving space that is flexible in itself. A research where debate and guest lecturer from disciplines that are not directly related to architecture are crucial for defining the exact question.
Why did we want a research on soliDNA?
To turn matters up side down is often a successful and inspiring approach in architecture, a way to get a different line of thought started. In our department students tend to make everything flexible. Non flexible is confusing, I suppose. There is never a design for fixed space – whatever that may be. Since our students have a strong visual focus it would be good to start from there: to go from images to theory and maybe back to images again.
In the end nine doll’s houses were made. They have fixed forms but most of them can be used in a flexible way. Either the volumes are movable, or the visitor is confronted with a strict route where fear of water has to be overcome to be able to sleep, or nature dictates the flexibility of the objects. The spatial solutions are quite divers and force us to observe in a flexible way to be able to understand the context of the solutions.

Pdf. SoliDNA