Harvard Univeristy Graduate School of Design, 2006.
Programmatic demands on housing change over time (along the lifespan of both the house and family), yet traditional systems of construction and iconography don’t respond to the changing conditions. The LUNIT project takes advantage of the economies of pre-fabricated, mass-customizable housing technologies and uses this new flexibility to re-evaluate the typological issues of domesticity. The house consists of a single flexible panel module, which can be modified to serve various tasks of structure, function, and opacity. The structure is thickened, scaffold-like to enclose circulation and mechanical systems while providing structural bracing for a whole catalog of programmatic inserts- allowing the house to grow and contract, in use and form.