The Half Stepped House
The lines between labour and domesticity are blurring. The monumental influence of The Online is starting to seep in to our culture to a degree which is seriously altering how we conduct our daily life. This proposal is one that is not trying to go against this paradigm shift, but rather dance with it.The architecture is one of non-determinant adaptability. What is in the foreground is the type of life the inhabitants choose to live, not one which the dwelling is forcing on to them. The design is in the background.
With the half step as the key architectural gesture, the spaces are divided in a psychological way, rather than physical. The inhabitants can choose whether they want a certain space for domestic or labor purposes, and how much of the living space they want to divide, with the methods they themselves prefer. The only constants are the service cores, with which bathrooms and kitchens are connected. With the half-stepped apartment, one can choose how much of one’s living space is dedicated to labour or domesticity.