The frontline of architecture today is not just a housing crisis; it is a crisis of the home. Over the last two decades our patterns of life have changed so profoundly that architecture has struggled to keep apace. Gender roles in society and power roles in the family have changed – affecting the size and formation of our households. Cheap international travel and the European Union have made short and medium-term relocation accessible, and most of us will live in at least two cities besides our birthplace before we are 25 (whether as a student for a few years, or on a business contract for a few months). Perhaps more importantly than budget airlines, the rise in ubiquitous mobile telephony has facilitated and accelerated this mass migration and movement.
So modern city dwelling can be fast-changing, and the needs are quite different then what we're used to. But there is still plenty of places for making new habitats on the same roads - only we're using it for storing cars. The technology of self-driving taxi and new forms of mass transport will leave these spaces abandoned soon - so maybe we could use them to start solving our new citizens' problems.
/With Eszter Gall
making contemporary housing on our badly used common places
frames: 10*10 columns Reglued Kerto-S10 mm MW Birch plywood
Denser communities are more ecologically friendly - their transport, lifestyle and utilities are more efficient. Thus replacing car parking with human parking has double the pros!
Operation In Progress, Please Wait!!!