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0124 VierRichtungsModule
Berlin, 2010, Brandlhuber +

The spatial separation of living and working, in functional, modernist urban terms, is no longer in keeping with post-industrial society. The service industry, with its increasingly diverse forms of communication, work environments and personal economic needs, increased the possibility and demand for life-work spaces. A series of typological studies emerged from this context that look at the agency of modular organization in the formation of life-work environments. These studies have been ongoing since the 1990s, independent of any specific commission or context. The trope of combined work and living areas first appeared in K├Âlner Brett (1997-2000) with its flexible, lofty units and the Geisselstrasse project (1997-2000). In both cases, the typological exploration began with non-determinate spaces, while the projects that followed pushed the typologies to further limits.