Weak House

Rather than being limited to a plot of land and fixed by a permanent structure, a house can be redefined as a fragmentary habitation of rooms, which through ownership or tenancy, can create a loose network of spaces to satisfy the desires of the XXIst Century.

In being able to buy, sell, rent, lease, build, demolish, and share individual rooms, the house can fluctuate to accommodate shifts in the spatial, private, and economic wants and needs of its inhabitants. Small living units can be used for sleep and storage, while larger rooms can provide for other functions, such as dining, leisure, and gathering. Scenarios can be created where an individual can keep exclusively to their own room, or like-minded groups and individuals can share rooms between themselves communally.

Tokyo, JP

Concept, Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition
Gregory Serweta, Koren Chi Kei Sin