Ever wanted to live in the penthouse every now and then?
Want to get away from your annoying neighbour with the big stereo and bad music taste?
Want to have a party without disturbing others?
You want a different view every now and then?
Corb V2.0 gives you the opportunity.
In Towards a New Architecture Le Corbusier wrote about the new epoch of housing he saw as intrinsic to the modern technological achievements of man. It was the machine that would make a better world. Through density, housing would not only be cheaper, but far better.
“The problem of the house is a problem of the epoch. The equilibrium of society today depends upon it. Architecture has for its first duty, in this period of renewal, that of bringing about a revision of values, a revision of the constituent elements of the house.”
Like Corbusier, we love machines, but let’s not turn the house into the machine, rather let’s use the machine to erode social hierarchy and flatten real estate economics.
Corb V2.0 takes well-designed apartments [rather than badly scaled containers] and uses modern infrastructure to deal with the areas where apartment blocks fail, ie; social hierarchy and lack of adaptability or responsiveness. Through the mobility afforded by shipping equipment, the utopian ideal is once more subverted back to a housing solution, which Corbusier dreamt of back in ‘23.
Within Corb V2.0 spatial hierarchies, traditionally determined by wealth, and the implied status these evoke, are dissolved, real estate values become flattened and a new lifestyle alternative [already adopted in mobile technologies such as phones and laptops] begins to emerge in housing.
The mobility that Corb V2.0 allows also gives the residents an unprecedented degree of control over their social environment; the programmable stacker establishes a feedback loop of user’s responses to density, orientation and height. This is fuzzy logic on a grand scale.
Corbusier said that houses should be machines for living: we think that houses should be robots. Say hi to Corb V2.0.