HIGHRISE OF HAPPINESS – CASE STUDY LIVING 4.0
01/10/19 \ IBA’27 School

HIGHRISE OF HAPPINESS – CASE STUDY LIVING 4.0

The separation of functions of the classic modernism of living, working and leisure and the associated monofunctional dedication of land for residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, transport and for various special uses is increasingly outdated.

The traditional living functions such as sleeping, cooking, eating and personal care are being (partly) outsourced and tend to appear dislocated or doubled. At the same time the possibilities of digitalisation have pushed the workplace back into the living space. Moreover, user fabrication and factories with exhibition and sales rooms soon face equal status in an increasingly decentralised »Industry 4.0«. The Fabrica Diffusa, the scattered work, will no longer be an exception, but will be the rule. The dwelling mutates into a real habitat, expanding into a habitat in which scattered living functions are in the immediate vicinity of agricultural, artisanal and industrial production and intertwine in work and leisure.

What will be the consequences for architecture? What does urban life’s structure of the 21st century look like? How are the housing functions rearranged and re-related in the time of Post-Fordism? To what extent can a resource-saving use of space as a »shared space« in the near future enable the development of new usage overlays and remove the temporal or spatial boundaries between the individual functions? How does the »living shelf« of the future work and what does it look like?

Students:
Jens BaderHFT Stuttgart
Gaytri Easwaran University of Stuttgart
Hiu Wing PauThe Chinese University of
Hong Kong
Hugo PolaukeHFT Stuttgart
Wing Kei SoThe Chinese University of
Hong Kong
Ana Maria VivasUniversity of Stuttgart
Teachers:
Prof. Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Mark BlaschitzState Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart –
Chair of Housing, Basics and Design
Ina Westheiden State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart –
Chair of Housing, Basics and Design
Sarah Behrens State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart –
Chair of Housing, Basics and Design
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