How to relate yourself to others: an adaptive architectural ecosystem
‘Dynamic thresholds’ is a project that enters a new domain in architecture. It displays different sequences of urban and architectural elements that are adaptable and personalizable by an individual or a collective. The proposed master plan works as a maximized dense organism where the spatial setting will change during the day or even every minute. It inspires to trigger behavior related to others on a visual, functional, personal and social level. It does not talk about public, private or parochial space but rather about temporarily occupying space. The rise of living alone, loneliness behavioral profiles, and a shortage of housing are core issues that are dealt with in this project. The investigated loneliness behavioral profiles are seen as an essential common good to balance their relationships with other people and their surroundings. This will stimulate a sense of responsibility, ownership, togetherness, involvement, shared activities and reduces loneliness. Architecture does not determine but rather facilitates a way of living.
Assistance : Jackel Henstra, Jan-Willem van Kuilenburg & Pieter Feenstra