Dwelling as Collaboration: From Experimental Architectural Design to Well-Functioning Housing

  • Aksel Hn Tjora
  • Judith Thomsen
Keywords: Dwelling, Collaboration, Continuous design, Awareness, Script


In this paper we describe dwelling as a collaborative activity including continuous redesign of living arrangements, based on an ongoing study of an experimental student house in Trondheim, Norway. We suggest dwelling as an interesting case for PD research, with special consideration of users' interpretation, use and redesign of, in this case, interior architecture. Theories of awareness and script are suggested to inform these analyses of dwelling.
Exploratory Papers - Session (3): Exploring Spaces and Practices