An inhabitable space is never static. With the passing of time it may bear different individuals, activities, and stresses. The constant flow and variation of forces in a given space will bring about physical manifestations of its memory. Architecture can prevent or create a fertile ground for changes to partake in the shaping and reshaping of spaces.
The desire to change a space to meet one’s needs is analogous to the behavior of architecture under pressure, contracting and expanding to bear it. The permanence and the sustainability of a human activity are analogous to a construction material’s resilience and disposability.
A space may have many different functions throughout its lifecycle. Degradation, addition, and flexibility in architecture reveal the latent potential of a space in separate periods of its life. The continuous maintaining of a mutable space in a building is preservative of the history of a landscape, of a block, and of a city.
transformation in architecture is sometimes undesirable. Through rigid programing architecture becomes efficient and hard edged. is it possible to create a program, a structure that is as flexible and changing as the people that inhabit it?