ON-DEMAND USE / FLEX SPACES IN SHANGHAI
This research is the result of a five-day urban research workshop in Shanghai (conducted July 2018), focusing on the trend of "flex" spaces in the region (co-working office, the effect of e-commerce on retail, etc). In analyzing the rising trend and demand of spatial / programmatic fluidity, correlated to shifts user demographics and preferences, this work organizes a typological index of spaces that can respond to projected market demands of "flex" spaces. Developed as a tool kit of generic but strategic parts, these "flex" spaces can be systematically mobilized throughout Shanghai's urban landscape to activate buildings and streetscapes throughout all times of day, as opposed to the typical 9-5 scenario of the traditional office environment.
Academic, Urban, Architecture
Akhil Arun, Seung Beom Kim, Geon Woo Kim
Bing Bu (One Design Inc.), Helen Choi (SAKU), Chul Kong (SAKU)