Developments in logistics have already changed the way domestic space is organized. New delivery models have led to redundancies in the clustering of retail in our cities. Retail is increasingly disappearing from the ground floor of our residential streetscapes, leaving us to ponder over the future status of the urban ground floor. Our study seeks to discover how a pairing of logistics landscapes and residential space might produce new typologies or hybrids to increase the resilience of both respective building types.
The investigation culminates in a tool which enables the production of new typologies by placing a range of patents for both logistics and housing side by side. When the user finds two patents which they believe to be compatible, they may combine the pairing, generating a new, serendipitous patent which they can use to create a new typology.
In collaboration with Kate Altmann
Critic: Jesse LeCavalier