When does the community give way to the needs of the individual? When does the individual adapt to the community’s agreements? And how is architecture affected by these negotiations?
Based on the neighborhood, we have asked ourselves precisely these questions over the course of two weeks. In our small round neighbourhood, we have, through a citizens’ meeting, negotiated a building regulation in place, which has been a common basis for how we build and live. The building regulations have been drawn up in such a way that it takes into account the great diversity of the neighbourhood, as it is inhabited by everything from, for example, a claustrophobe, a systematist, a narcissist and many more.
Everything from roof heights, facade colours, balconies and pets have been discussed. The negotiations have been ongoing for both weeks, and they have not only been verbal. We have thus also negotiated through drawings and models – a negotiation through architecture.