Schuberth und Schuberth architects, Vienna (AT)
Bernadette Luger, Martha Pilz, Frederike Ruoff
How much space does a person need to be content with his residence, and how can minimal spaces be used optimally? With these questions as its point of departure, “Moving Space” designs a mobile space system for an entire house which breaks down the functions of conventional apartments and enables maximum flexibility within a minimum of space. Movable wall modules doubling as furniture enable the optimal adaptation of private living space, forming various required room scenarios. Common spaces, and especially additional flexible zones between the “basic living units” which are shared between the adjacent residents, offer a factual expansion of one’s own residential space for a certain time period. The spatial fixing of usages is thereby eliminated, and living in the “elastic residence” (inspired by Angelo Roventa’s “elastic apartment”) can be adapted to fit the daily schedules and individual needs of its inhabitants even at short notice, also adapting to changes in their overall situation in life.