Institutions have prioritized the development of new residence halls that respond to incoming student classes who expect more privacy, social space, technology and fewer boundaries than any previous generation. To address the difference between student expectations with the current built norm, we have envisioned a new living model that can be implemented in new or existing structures, challenging preconceived notions by creating a flexible and transformable living environment for students. In this space, privacy and communal lines can be easily blurred and re-formed to suit students’ group and individual needs. It is a repositionable modular system of parts and reinterpreting the essential program of needs in residential life: a place to socialize, study, store belongings and sleep.
This article originally appeared in Vol 03.02 of the Perkins+Will Research Journal. CLICK HERE to see the whole article.