Cohabitating Corridors


Name: Kiyoshi Chida

Nationality: Brazilian

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Name: Leandro Ishioka

Nationality: Brazilian

Institution / Company:




Cohabitating Corridors is a response to the lack of flexibility of the conventional spaces that form a typical apartment building. Monofunctional circulation in the form of corridors, elevators and stairs, and rigidly planned self-contained residential units are difficult to be adapted in an extreme situation, leaving the residents yearning to get out of their own house or meet someone even for a little while.

For a post-Covid-19 housing block, it is necessary to embrace changes in both the common areas and within the apartment plans. Traditional corridors can be enlarged, have a variable function and create a circuit connecting the units with the street in a loop that allows residents to freely roam around for exercise, relaxation and safe social interaction. Likewise, the private functions in the apartments are designed around a central core, stimulating continuous peripheral circulation, allowing for individual movement and flexible interior configuration even during stay-at-home orders.

In that sense, changes in the proxemics of before and after the covid-19 pandemics will demand that the spaces are planned with more flexibility, offering alternative possibilities for the individuals even under extreme circumstances, while allowing for social interaction and well-being.


#Cohabitation & Relationships #Affordance #Flexibility #Circulation

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