Plan-Less House, OFA
by Maxime Moreau
Fundamentally the house is our shelter, but it is also a place of appropriation, where we create our identities and our memories. An interface with the world, the home is a device in which we filter our environment and transfer information about ourselves to others. Our proposal for the plan-less house seeks to create a simple system of movable elements which together yield almost an infinite combination of spatial configurations. The idea of the home is no longer a plan diagram indicating a hierarchy of divisions, but a set of variables which creates a flexible system adapting to the user. Now a more interesting and complex exchange and interaction can occur, one in which the inhabiter(s) can constantly re-appropriate, re-territorialize space as needed. The house conceptually becomes a stage set, in which many activities and storylines take place simultaneously in the same “space” and can also be reconfigured for different “scenes.” A mutable code for living, the plan-less house fulfills the need for the spatial complexity which our lifestyles demand.