If you ask any housing developer about his ideas and goals, you will basically get the same answer throughout Europe: one-room apartments, two-room apartments, three-room apartments, four-room apartments: Only the percentages vary. Visionary ideas for living together are not included. The apartment itself has been largely standardised in Europe since modern times. The sizes of the individual apartment types as well as the floor plan.
But what can the home contribute to the further development of our society? Every apartment is a propaganda machine for a way of life. Are we really so equal that we want the same dwellings? Or are we so equal because we live in the same flats? Is that what we want? Is there another way? Then what does the city look like? Do we want to content ourselves with the typologies of the Gründerzeit?
The elastic apartment was developed in 2016 as a residential building with 200 units for the degewo for a specific location in Berlin. The project was stopped by the Senate without giving reasons.