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Ineffable [    space    ]

ineffable [ɪnˈɛfəbəl]adj

1. too great or intense to be expressed in words; unutterable

2. too sacred to be uttered

3. indescribable; indefinable


Architecture is the creation of a habitat for human living. Architect, Le Corbusier best describes remarkable spaces that he has experienced as ‘ineffable space’. He mentions that he is not a religious man, yet when entering certain spaces, a sense of spirituality is imbued in him. The ‘ineffable space’ that Le Corbusier speaks of has been lost and has been replaced by skin architecture. Advancements in technology have led to great achievements; the adaption of architecture into the digital age has been very slow. It is thus essential that the architect of today should attempt to move away from architecture as a visual stimulant, but rather go back to the roots of what architecture stands for - the creation of a healthy living environment for its users.

Future architecture will be more dynamic. Currently dynamic architecture is all the hype and is often used as concepts for new designs. Once the excitement of dynamic and interactive design has died down, we will find that true integration within design systems will be created. The concept and drive for this project is the focus on architecture as an adaptable habitat, an architecture that fulfils the needs of its inhabitants. The design is dynamic, but that is not important. What is essential in the concept is that through a dynamic structure more functions are able to take place. This notion of changeable function creates the ultimate approach in architecture – the creation of space that allows for multiple and adaptable programme. Multi Programmable space

Design Challange Process

Making an intervention adaptable in such a way users will be tempted to use new age architecture. In order to do this, a bottom up design exercise is needed. An investigation of different group's demands will help attract viable funding to the project.

Design approach





Through specialization of technical elements, solutions for the challenge will be found to make an ineffable changeble space possible. The specialization will focus on the potential use of different elements. They will be judged on their adaptability and in a later stage on fabrication potential.









“I propose we leave math to the machines and go play outside.”
- Calvin & Hobbes

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