|Sharing Tower, even has "pods" [was Re: [C-L]_ Design for interaction, secutiry, and integration]||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Lion Kuntz (lionkuntzyahoo.com)|
|Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 17:52:24 -0800 (PST)|
Grace sent in mention of MOMA Exhibit. I found something that might match her reference, called "Sharing Tower" for students and young adult marrieds with one child. http://www.guallart.com/01projects/sociopolistower/default.htm SOCIOPOLIS SHARING TOWER with computer-generated images. It even has pods. Since it is apparently being built with 2007 completion date mentioned, it hardly can offer any user-satisfaction data. Just on the basis of what's shown I could list about 150 things wrong with the design of the structures, but the social elements which may be useful could be incorporated in better forms, which matches Ken's list. --- ken <gebser [at] speakeasy.net> wrote: > ... One important aspect was that the places > where > activities were going on were incorporated into the living > space, not in > separate, closed off, out of the way rooms. On the contrary, > you > couldn't get to your own room without at least passing by > people doing > things together. > ... Another point to consider is that this building had empty > rooms, rooms > not designated in advance for any particular use. This > allowed us to > come up with our own ideas for the room-- or, better, when we > had some > activity that needed a room, there was one available without a > months-long committee talking about it. People and > communities are > unpredictable. ... > * having activities in community is fine, but it's better when > these are > integrated with the living spaces. > * the pod was part of the path to private spaces, not a > separate room. > * having to pass through a community space like this to get to > private > areas kept unknown people from private areas and so provided a > good > measure of security at no cost and no effort. > > * these places were also a good way to find people and > activities or for > them to find you-- without any special effort-- again, they > were > integrated into your life. > > All the above together enabled immediacy and spontaneity and > was > comfortable with the unpredictable and so fostered rather than > hindered > creativity and interaction. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
- higher density cohousing = dorms Grace Kim, March 29 2006
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