Each aspect of your design hopes to encourage a plethora of symbiotic relationships between spaces and communities. How important do you think new forms of cohabiting space are to the continuing production of culture?
Again going back to Nauman’s words, there is a necessity that culture is a process and not a product. Successful design is when there is an active dialogue between the project and its context – that being the neighborhood, the community or the users. Rather than proposing a landmark intervention, we seek ways to unlock potentials that already exist, allow the opportunity for the unexpected to happen.
There has been a lot of discussion recently about workspace design, open plan offices, hot-desking etc. For the occupants and visitors of the space to unlock their full creativity there has to be a certain amount of space-planning and logistics to establish a framework but the new ideas and radical thinking is going to come out of the undesigned parts of our proposal, from the spaces in-between.