Event Title

Flexible housing

Session

Architecture and Spatial Planning

Description

Housing has been and is one of the most important issues in almost every city around the world. Considering that the majority of people lives or aspires to live in the city, it's only natural that the number of inhabitants is increasing at a neck-breaking speed. As a result of this, our living space within the cities is decreasing. Technology has become a constant presence in our everyday life, not only in our homes and our working space, but we carry it with us everywhere we go. It has become one of the most used notions and an unavoidable part of life, taking place high up in our 'hierarchy of needs'. It makes our life easier, more comfortable and saves time in a myriad of ways, except for one: technology cannot physically enlarge or replace our living spaces. Flexibility being an essential component of our lives, increasing and complementing our space, accommodating the changes, was and remains an important part in our lives. How do we live today between a lot of technology and often a lack of living space that the majority of people have? A smart unification of these two components: technology and flexibility would be an ideal combination.

Keywords:

housing, technology, flexibility, function, space

Session Chair

Lulzim Beqiri

Session Co-Chair

Arber Sadiki

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

27-10-2018 3:00 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.11

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Flexible housing

Pristina, Kosovo

Housing has been and is one of the most important issues in almost every city around the world. Considering that the majority of people lives or aspires to live in the city, it's only natural that the number of inhabitants is increasing at a neck-breaking speed. As a result of this, our living space within the cities is decreasing. Technology has become a constant presence in our everyday life, not only in our homes and our working space, but we carry it with us everywhere we go. It has become one of the most used notions and an unavoidable part of life, taking place high up in our 'hierarchy of needs'. It makes our life easier, more comfortable and saves time in a myriad of ways, except for one: technology cannot physically enlarge or replace our living spaces. Flexibility being an essential component of our lives, increasing and complementing our space, accommodating the changes, was and remains an important part in our lives. How do we live today between a lot of technology and often a lack of living space that the majority of people have? A smart unification of these two components: technology and flexibility would be an ideal combination.