RETHINK RESHAPE RESHARE – Framed Levels

Manuel Stimmer
Professur
Architectural Design and Participation
Projektarbeit

The recent pandemic has made us reconsider the way we live, the way we work, the way we inhabit public space.

Questions arise, such as:

What is density today?

What is sharing today?

What is living today?

What is working today?

These are times of transition where needs are being redefined.

We considered the implications of the corona pandemic on the daily lives of people, on architecture and the city.

There is the challenge to RETHINK the way we design, to RESHAPE forms of living in order to RESHARE collective space.

The task was to design collective housing at the light of the new needs and wishes, such as the need to work from home, the need to mix work and family life, the need to exercise, the wish to enjoy outside space without leaving the home and the wish for biophilic design.

Based on a survey, four principles were established to form the base of the project „Framed Levels“.

During the lockdown and despite all the limitations, it was a big need for many people to interact and communicate with others in a safe way.

Due to that issue the main aim was to strengthen the interaction between neighbors. Therefor the built environment together with the free spaces are intended to manifest a sense of community and create a subtle mixture of areas for openness and retreat.

In addition to the interaction, a focus lies on sufficient privacy that enables working undisturbed, especially when in home office. This is created by deliberate setoffs and buffer zones which also limit train noises.

Since a green environment supports mental health, green elements have been integrated both in the communal areas and the private outdoor area.

As we know the requirements and needs of one‘s own living space are constantly changing especially during pandemic phases. To meet these needs, care was taken to design flexible rooms that can be changed by their functions and spatial structures if necessary.

In order to be able to combine all these functions and main features, a grid structure has been planned that frames and combines all the different levels of interactions, privacy, flexibility and greening.

This structure allows us to break rigid shapes and creates high-quality areas in between that generate diversity. Due to its regularity, adaptability and materiality the steel grid fits ideally into the existing industrial environment.

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