VITRUVIO June 2022
Topic: Flexibility in architecture
It is common knowledge that we have been through a period never experienced before, the Covid-19 pandemic, which has been tragic not just in terms of health but has also brought to light a series of living problems, such as the lack of spaces or the importance of their transformation.
New forms of adaptable designs and constructive flexibility may help society in achieving new models of comfort that resolve spatial issues more effectively and propose patterns that can set innovative minimum habitation standards.
It is also essential to develop effective strategies in the new design considering sustainability, adaptation, and transformation of spaces not only as walls partition and interior distributions but also as spatial transformability through furniture.
On the other hand, some people took into consideration living in sparse villages as an alternative, approaching the countryside for a more authentic and harmonious life that implies a new patrimonial, constructive, economic, and social improvement.
The challenge is to find a balance of opposing elements as mutable forces because the new buildings must be tailor-made for their inhabitants, without neglecting their identity but with a latent intention to coexist with today’s demands.
Contributions to the next issue of Vitruvio may focus, but are not limited to, on the following themes:
- Architecture as a preventive and curative discipline
- “My kitchen is my classroom and my bedroom is my gymnasium”
- Constructive flexibility in the domestic space
- Interior design and spatial transformation
- Prefabrication and modulation in architecture
- Unpopulated places and their enhancement
- Industrialization and contemporary sustainable design
The deadline for submission is 4 April 2022.
Submission is done through the Open Journal System platform, which requires registration as an author.