Laurens van Zuidam
THE PERSONAL LIBERATION OF CITIZENS OF THE GENERIC CITY
The Mutator is a housing project which, other then most current developed housing projects, provides personal and affordable living space in the city centre. Its goal is to increase the living quality of humans by making it possible for everyone to feel at home and to live in the city centre. Citizens need to have the opportunity to escape the generic city by finding personal freedom.
The Mutator is a kind building which listens, thinks and spatially reacts to you. It is interactive. The building is able to configurate any space you desire at any time of the day and mutates with you. You could have a penthouse size living room in the morning, a boardroom size office space in the afternoon and a 15 person dining space in the evening.
If you don’t desire any space because you left the building for work during the day, your personal space mutates to a mode zero. You pay for your desired space by hour and if there is no desired space you don’t pay. There is no fixed rental price, but a rental system in which you pay for the space you use. Resulting in a living space which is not only personal but also affordable.
The Mutator will create real time user based space which is personal and affordable, making the city inclusive. The human diversity of the city increases and the city becomes exciting again!
Graduation date: 29 September 2021
Graduation committee: Felix Madrazo (mentor), Jeroen Zuidgeest en Vibeke Gieskes
Additional members for the exam: Jolijn Valk en Wouter Kroeze.