Step 1 – solutions and conclutions

Our core idea is to keep functional service areas fixed, while the living areas remain dynamic and adaptable. To do this, the flexible living space’s ceiling and floor become continuous and fixed surfaces (that hold the interior space together) while the walls become the flexible surfaces which can be moved to alternative positions on a grid with minimum effort to adapt room sizes to the changing uses and future users. Therefore, when walls are moved there is no need to make changes or leave marks on the floor or the ceiling, thereby further lowering long-term costs.

1.     Generate a clear accommodation schedule & brief.
2.     Identify an architect that can develop or refine the overarching concept.
3.     The Stand 47 concept is cited within a manifesto that calls for:
        –      Efficiency
        –      Multi-functional elements (fluid divisions that can have more than one function)
        –      Flexibility in the design to allow interiors to be adapted without compromising the home
        –      Open plan (flowing and overlapping spaces)
        –      Zoning (fixed service versus flexible living spaces)
        –      Continuity (of the ceiling and floor surfaces)
        –      Simplicity 
4.     Available options: flexibility, fixed elements, grid, lightweight vs, permanent construction.
5.     Look at various technical solutions available to achieve this.