People have been restricted by the pandemic lockdown. Our private zone becomes a place that emerges multi-functions, like living, working and entertaining. Now gradually lifted the rules. However, habits have been formed and intensely influenced our life and behaviour. It conducts a new living style and constructs a new perception of interiority. The project investigated the aspects of human behaviour that changed during the pandemic, driving the idea of flexible and functional interior design in a new era.
Suggesting our living, behaviours and needs have gradually followed the forms of space. Exploring and motivating the idea of design for universality and function diversity. It frames a new concept of future interior design, which expands opportunities for interiors’ transferability, durability, and sustainability.
what is the impact? why could it be meaningful?
In comparison to conventional living and flexible living, we can see the design has successfully solved the problem of space flexibility. This allows people to reimagine the possibility of their living space. The sense of space and the versatile setting adds motivation to live. In addition to taking into account the issue of space, people’s lifestyle and quality are also factors to be considered in spatial design. Diversity and flexibility magnify people’s expectations of life. Considering that we have remained in the same space during covid, we should bring some passion to make our living environment shape as a completely different place. Keeping them opens up endless possibilities for them to explore.
By identifying how it could be successful, as we know, metabolism is a strong and innovative idea launched in the past. It seems successful and bravely build to introduce to the world. However, as time passed, it gradually shows that might not work well in architectural aspects. For my research and exploration of flexibility and metabolism, I realised its problem might be related to the scale of the scheme. The larger scale they have, the harder to manage with its uncertainty connected to maintenance and high cost. Therefore, I have proposed the idea by narrowing down the scale, considering drawing the concept into spatial design, then when time is matured sufficiently, it could be expanded. Besides that, the scheme also benefits the perspective of sustainable development. I believe it would make difference and impact the next generation and the interior architecture industry.
Throughout the research, flexibility is a significant value growth benefit to our living environment. Deeming flexible is not only used on functions and zoning but the internal impact on human life. It will be a positive effect, which make people consider more about the quality of living. Flexibility is always considered a strategy to tackle the semi-living space. Indeed, it is, however, it could also use to provide diverse possibilities to normal space. By rethinking the purpose of living, and how the interior shapes our lives, we develop our own flexibility in our space, and then achieve our individuality through our living environment.